Domestic Violence is a Two Way Street

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For as far as women have come, there is one huge thing that holds us back. This thing, my friends, is domestic violence. Before you get ahead of yourself, it probably isn’t what you are thinking about. In my experience as an avid television viewer, I have noticed women glorified for hitting, beating, and shoving the men in their lives.

It is seen everywhere: Sex and the City, The Client List, and most recently Think Like a Man. In Sex and the City, Carrie repeatedly hits Big with her flowers after being dumped. If Big were to hit Carrie like that, he would have been classified as a monster, possibly arrested, and never spoken to again. When Carrie did that, she was made out to be a victim and whisked away on a Mexican holiday with her friends. That is completely uncalled for. Violence is never the answer. I have always been taught that you should do on to others as you want others to do to you. That being said, I would assume that no one wants to be a victim of domestic abuse, so why would you hit someone else?

Just because you are a woman, doesn’t mean that you have full rights to hit men. It is wrong. According to an article published by DailyFinace.com 50% of all victims of domestic violence are men. Just because they are men, doesn’t mean that they should just take it. They need to be able to seek out help. Sadly, almost all funding to help victims has been given to women and it is harder for them to find help.

How did we let this happen? Thinking that men don’t face this issue, solely because they are men, is considered sexism. Yes, women can be sexist too. That is part of the reason why we at NotYourCoffeeBitch try hard to stay away from feminism. We want gender equality, not preferential treatment because of the past.

Photo Credit: satopsychology.wordpress.com

A link to the DailyFinance.com article http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/01/30/a-hidden-crime-domestic-violence-against-men-is-a-growing-probl/

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