I’m sure everyone has heard about the Ray Rice incident. When a girl is striking you at will, what should you do? I guess there are two options right? You can do what Jay Z did and become the joke of the internet for about couple of months, or you can do what Ray Rice did and become the devil in the media’s eye.
I know none of us are famous and wouldn’t garner any media attention. However being escorted out of your home with handcuffs on into a squad car with everyone watching, might make you the joke of your neighborhood. [/quote]
Ray Rice is an awful example because he wasn’t being hit at all, let alone hit at will, or being attacked with a weapon, or any of the things that you might see brought up here as legitimate reasons to hit a woman(if a person thinks there are any at all).[/quote]
Both parties were inebriated and Palmer admitted to striking him multiple times, while simultaneously verbally assaulting him. However this didn’t occur inside the elevator. If you look examine the video closely it seems as if she’s about to strike him again, but to her surprise he finally retaliated. Why do you think she’s defending him now? [/quote]
Because it’s the psychological effect of being the victim of abuse? She convinced herself “he won’t do it again,” “he’s a better man than this,” “I can help him get better,” “I deserved it because…” or numerous other things that battered women convince themselves?
At worst it looks like she MIGHT slap him in the elevator after he punches her the first time, and anything she ‘admitted’ could just be more of her trying to defend him because that’s what victims do in many, many cases of abuse.
Both her and Ray Rice know exactly what happened. So Why not become a sympathetic figure in the public’s eye and leave him? Oh yeah that’s right she knows what went down just as well as Ray does. [/quote]
A person man or woman can only be pushed so far until they will overreact within a confrontation, alcohol certainly doesn’t help, but kudos to ray rice’s fiance for taking responsibility for her role in the incident and ray rice for owning up to the fact that he should have never hit her.
It’s not the 1950s, women aren’t delicate harmless innocent creatures anymore and sometimes reserve identifying themselves as such only when it suits their own agenda. There’s definitely more abusive and controlling men out there than women, but it’s not just a male problem anymore, its a problem with society and both genders as a whole.