sosungalittleclodofclay asked: Valerie, for shame, did you even watch that video?!
Considering I make it a habit to publish my replies, I think you’re denying people important context, myself included. But I think you’re talking about the Ray Rice video.
I really don’t need to see it. I’ve been hit enough times to know what that looks like.
Chris Rock, however, is making an important point: We’re in an age where audiovisual media of something we don’t like to think about is more important to our economic decision making than the thing we’re claiming offense at itself.
Nobody cared that Donald Sterling had ruined countless lives by maintaining racial discrimination as policy in his rental real estate business, but he said something disgusting to his girlfriend that got caught on tape, and that’s what now makes him a pariah.
I cannot stand this kind of moral hypocrisy. We need to begin to pay more attention to what was done and less to whether there was tape of it.
whelp, that explains that.
you didn’t see her hit and scream, and lunge at him.
and therefore you buy into the popular narrative.
Sure, that’s exactly what I was reblogging the Chris Rock post for. Can you just for five fucking seconds drop your all-consuming narrative and consider someone might be talking about something else?
And again, when police have said neither’s the primary aggressor, you really only needed to mention that.
Which would’ve been smarter, because if you make me look at the video, I’m going to say that a cold cocking from an NFL running back is a disproportionate use of force for someone known to him, whom they have been having a physically demonstrative argument with, who took two steps forward in a rapid, angry, fashion.
And yeah, I don’t think punching your fiance in a drunken elevator argument is something that needs to be weeded out of the formal economy, but I also wouldn’t buy the self-defense argument on an assault charge with just this evidence presented.
Is there a particular frame you’d like me to look at which exhonerates Mr. Rice?
Also, he slaps her, which is when she retaliated. Yeah, not self-defense, given the evidence that has been made available to me, so if you want to present new evidence, go ahead, but don’t treat that exhonerating evidence like it’s proof that juries are anti-man.There’s other proof of anti-CAMAB bias in the legal system that actually exists and is compelling, instead of this guy, who yeah, looks pretty much like he provoked both physically and verbally, someone who he then pretty viciously assaulted.
Cisfeminists will look for any excuse to exhonerate a cisfeminine abuser, even murderer. Don’t be just like cisfeminists. It’s not a good strategy for you.