PARAPHRASING FOX NEWS' RAY RICE ANALYSIS: Panelist Is All Like 'Women Are Different, K? I'm A Doctor'
"What happened in the last 50 years of old feminism they try to say men and women are the same. Your audience can look at you [Mike Huckabee] and I, and realize we are not the same."
This much is true, although they may need to put on their "seein' glasses" to actually pick up the big differences. Go on...
"The American Psychological Association...said there is no difference between men and women and it muddies the waters. She hit him, too -- do we say that that is the same thing? No, he is 200 pounds heavier and I think there needs to be protection."
Protection against what? Being hit by someone 200 pounds heavier than you or the fact that Ray Rice has a set of testicles? There already is protection there; aren't you aware of the 73rd Amendment, "Ye shall not punch another person in the face"? Where ya going with this thing, buddy...
"Harken back to the Titanic: Women and children first. On the subway today no one gives up a seat for a woman. There is a difference between [the genders]. I think we miss something when we understand there is a difference between equal and value and not necessarily sameness. Equality and sameness are not the same thing."
Oh, those good ol' Titanic days. "Remember when boats used to sink all the time and having a vagina meant you could escape but couldn't vote?"
Whether you agree with/understand her line of thinking or not, let's get something straight about domestic violence -- it's wrong because hitting someone is an unacceptable manner in which to handle a dispute, teach a lesson, or assert one's self. Whether it's man on woman, woman on man, woman on child, or man on child. Abuse is not intrinsically linked with gender -- or size or age for that matter. It's about damaging someone through violence.
Our boobies and wienies have literally nothing to do with it. Nothing. Nada. So stop trying to make this about the failings of political correctness and gender politics.
Men and women both deserve equal protection from that damage regardless of whether or not you think someone should pull out a fucking chair for you. Ray Rice wasn't nearly as damaged by Janay Rice's slap so it gets less coverage and she gets less flak for her role in the incident relative to what he did to her. Why is that so hard for so many people to grasp?
The Ray Rice video and subsequent fallout is not about the death of chivalry -- they're about the reality that adults still punch each other all the time over dumb shit.
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