The real lesson of this ugly sequence is that the NFL’s culture doesn’t recognize right and wrong, or care about either. It’s only concern is TV ratings, marketing and profits.
Hess’s argument is astounding considering her obnoxious title. If you are going to call so many people who are more ethically and logically astute than you stupid, you had better have some bullets to fire. She has exactly none.
Believe it or not, many conservative radio talk show hosts can be insightful, erudite, analytical and fair. Unfortunately, even the smartest of them have an unfortunate tendency to let their deep-seated ideology lead them to undermine their credibility when an objective analysis might force them to agree that in a particular matter, their most reviled progressive foes are right.
Domestic abuse and child abuse are not just male problems, women are not a superior race, and the efforts of the media, feminists, and Hillary Clinton supporters to enshrine the false idea in our culture that men are inherently nasty, brutish and dumb are irresponsible, unfair, and though they will never admit it, bigotry.
Hope Solo should be suspended by her team, unless the position of feminists is that women can beat up whoever they want, and that’s empowering and social progress.
The NFL should no more be promoting Rihanna than it should be promoting Janay Rice.
We all are accountable for our choices. Women get no dispensation, and there is no dignity in a woman allowing a man to harm her.
Yes, you morons, this is what domestic abuse looks like. Ugly, isn’t it?
“It isn’t society’s job to help those who refuse to help themselves, nor to be a maid or valet service cleaning up after messy relationships but never able to get at the source.”
The problem is that in the context of the Ray Rice episode, Smith was making a valid point that is made too seldom because of The Beadle Rule, that women who are abused share no responsibility for their fate, and to even suggest otherwise is proof positive of misogyny. That is a politically correct lie, and Smith should not be attacked for telling the truth, albeit inarticulately.