As October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, it's useful to ask: Does domestic violence against men count?
Tracie Egan Morrissey, an editor of Gawker Media's feminsit weblog Jezebel says, "Domestic violence is funny!" Think I'm joking?
In a piece entitled, "Have You Ever Beat Up A Boyfriend? Cause, Uh, We Have," Tracie Egan Morrissey observes that, "Psychiatry News has a piece out this month about how men shouldn't be overlooked as victims of domestic violence."
Rather than address the issue, Egan Morrissey laughs out loud.
According to a study of relationships that engage in nonreciprocal violence, a whopping 70% are perpetrated by women. So basically that means that girls are beating up their BFs and husbands and the dudes aren't fighting back. With Amy Winehouse busting open a can of whupass on her husband last week, we decided to conduct an informal survey of the Jezebels to see who's gotten violent with their men. After reviewing the answers, let's just say that it'd be wise to never ever fuck with us.One Jezebel got into it with a dude while they were breaking up, while another Jez went nuts on her guy and began violently shoving him.
One of your editors heard her boyfriend flirting on the phone with another girl, so she slapped the phone out of his hands and hit him in the face and neck... "partially open handed." Another editor slapped a guy when "he told me he thought he had breast cancer." (Okay, that one made us laugh really hard.) And lastly, one Jez punched a steady in the face and broke his glasses. He had discovered a sex story she was writing about another dude on her laptop, so he picked it up and threw it. And that's when she socked him. He was, uh, totally asking for it.
I encouage you to read the comments the post. Feminists join in laughter, mocking male victims of domestic violence.
In case you're wondering, no, Tracie Egan Morrissey did not lose her job. In fact, she was promoted to editor of Jezebel.
You can read the original piece here.