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Reply #82: I've though about it a bit, and I don't agree that laughing at this story is at all [View All]

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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 12:33 PM
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82. I've though about it a bit, and I don't agree that laughing at this story is at all
the same as laughing at, condoning, or trivializing domestic violence. Sometimes people just need to get their asses kicked (with all the standard caveats about bigger/smaller people, etc), and it really doesn't matter if that ass-kicking is delivered by a family member. And, if it's delivered in a humorous way, laughing is fine.

Actually, I lean towards thinking that the automatic response that any conflict in the home is DV trivializes the more serious abuses - if two equally-matched combatants go at it in the heat of the moment (or if a smaller wife whacks a larger man with a guitar) that's not really the DV that we need to be concerned about.

Of course, if it turns out that she has a history/pattern of physical or emotional abuse towards him or the kids, the humor will evaporate quickly, but as it stands now it's pretty funny. (Well, funny if you ignore all the heartbreak to the kids and wife...)
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