Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Ray Rice Fallout!


--So, a video is released of Ray Rice punching his fiancee, Janay Rice.  And not just punching her, but punching her so hard that she is knocked unconscious.  It is disturbing to say the least.

--Rice has been cut from his NFL team, the Ravens, and suspended indefinitely from the NFL.

 
Disturbing Observations:
--Why did Janay go on to marry Ray after this incident?

--If the video hadn't been released, Rice would've gotten off with few consequences.

--How many other pro-sports players have gotten away with this and more because their acts weren't caught on tape?

Domestic Violence Stats:
--1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
--An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
--85% of domestic violence victims are women
--Historically, females have most often been victimized by someone they knew
--Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence
--Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police

4 comments:

Grey G. said...

Dee

I have a different perspective on this Ray Rice drama, feel that the lib media is trying to "box" Janay into being nothing but a "victim". Not condoning what her husband did it her, he's been severely punished and deservedly so, but Janay made a choice to marry him and this incident happened 7 months ago. They both need help/marriage counseling etc (and prayers) and may've already gotten it, who knows? But I see nothing wrong with her asking for privacy esp, with children being involved and seeing how much hate she's getting for staying with her husband. It's still her choice tho and that needs to be respected, nor is she just a victim.

jeff said...

What amazes me about this sort of thing is that a guy who punches his wife into unconsciousness gets very little punishment (until there's video footage anyway), whereas people who say things that some find offensive get fired immediately.

Real acts of violence should be punished severely, whereas words should mostly be ignored. As we progress to punishing words, it sure seems actual acts are getting the pass. It's a fascinating trend to watch.

Dee Vantuyl said...

Grey--I feel bad that Janay is being victimized again in the media, but the point is, domestic violence (especially on this level) is rarely fixed, even with counseling. I find it very disturbing that she married him after he did this.

Jeff--I couldn't agree more.

jeff said...

You might be interested in this article!

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/12/double-standard-going-easy-ray-rice-prosecutor-torments-single-mom/