Female-on-male violence: it’s not something we’re accustomed to hearing about or talking about, let alone taking seriously.
Just take a look at what happened last week: the now infamous Solange and Jay Z brawl immediately went viral last Monday, with thousands across the country fleeing their offices and classrooms to tune into Twitter to speculate on what REALLY went down in that elevator. By lunchtime it was Twitter’s finest comedy hour, and the jokes were A PLENTY. The hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange and all related memes can alone speak for themselves.
When this whole episode was brought to my attention, I thought to myself: why are we laughing about this? Why is it so funny when a woman hits a man? When we laugh at Jay-Z or any other man who has been hit, abused or sexually assaulted, we perpetuate the double standard that women committing violence against…
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