Women need to be knocked across the head every once in a while?

How did you feel reading that headline? Would it make you feel better to know that the real quote from which it was derived came from the mouth of the President of the United States? No?

Would it make you feel better to know that he was really talking about men? After all, that would be more acceptable because violence against women is a far greater problem than violence against men, right?

One might think that in a country where men are punished far more harshly than women for the exact same acts of violence, but the reality is that, although men are far more often targeted for violence in general, women are equally likely to be the perpetrators of violence between the sexes. For example half of spousal homicide1 and more than half of “severe domestic abuse” (54.8 percent to be exact)2 is committed by women.

So, how is it acceptable for someone to casually joke about knocking men across the head, but not women? Note that I’m not simply being politically correct or irrationally literal: I have no problem whatsoever with the humorous hyperbole of knocking people across the head, so long as everyone is fair game.

But, as the story linked above shows, everyone is not fair game in our Feminism-saturated, supremacist hate culture. The President can’t even play basketball without someone complaining about there being no women on the court.

Crack jokes about cracking men’s heads? Fine. Play a game without actively recruiting women? Unacceptable! If you can’t see the supremacism in this, you might be part of the problem. And a bigot.

-Sam, from his personal blog archive

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1 Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Crime in the United States,” Uniform Crime Reports, August 8, 1973. And, if you think those statistics are too old to matter, the FBI’s “Uniform Crime Reports” from 1981 to 1990 revealed an increase of 61.8 percent in violent crimes by women, and their “Crime in the United States” reports from 1987 to 1996 show an increase of 120 percent in violent crimes committed by female juveniles.

2 Murray A. Strauss and Richard J. Gelles, “Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptions to Violence in 8,145 Families,” (1990) and “Societal Change and Change in Family Violence from 1975 to 1985 as revealed by Two National Surveys,” Journal of Marriage and the Family, 48 (August, 1986)

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