Monday, September 08, 2014

Zero Tolerance

Ray Rice has been fired from Ravens.

He's the American football player who knocked out his fiancee (now his wife) with a left hook, judging from the newly released video. This seems accurate:

"The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing."

From the video I saw, it started when he made a face at her and she gave him a little shove, before they even got on the elevator. But who knows what was going on before that? So I don't know really who "started" the fight.

Anyway, she was clearly ready to fight him, rushing at him physically, in a girly-fight sort of way... but how threatened did he feel, exactly?

Lately, people don't like to talk about the fact that a lot of domestic violence occurs in contexts where it is the couple's practice to fight. That's what this looks like to me.

Some people may like to fight,
but that doesn't make it right.

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