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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We've come a long way, baby... or have we?

Just when you thought the women's movement had done its' job and you could quit burning your bras, you read a story like this. It seems there is more tolerance for wife abuse than there is for animal abuse - at least in the sports world. I'm thanking my lucky starts I'm not married to a professional athlete.

5 comments:

bbb said...

I agree - sickening.

Karmyn R said...

A few years ago there was a special on ESPN showcasing the top 100 football players of all time....and when they got to the #1 player it ended up being some guy who had been jailed for beating his wife. I was so pissed. My husband's response (which is totally unlike him): Well, how you treat your wife has nothing to do with how you play football.

Shame on them all.

Michele said...

absolutely. i'm always fascinated by the amount of people who step up to try and adopt an abused puppy, and then read about a child's death on page 3 and yawn.

i'm no fan of dog fighting, but if i had to choose...

Pamela said...

Do you wonder why the wives stay? It could be the money - but there are 1000's of abused women who stay with poor b*st*rds, too. Ewwww..did I say that?

ValleyGirl said...

That article says it all. And it IS downright sickening. I was disgusted by the whole Chris Benoit thing and how many people on Facebook were seeking to 'remember him for what a great wrestler he was' rather than that he massacred his family and then committed suicide. I should indicate I don't know what the official result of that investigation is -- he may indeed have been innocent -- but there were obviously thousands of people who didn't care either way and thought he should be revered. Gross. I wonder if they'd feel that way if he'd killed a female dog and her pups...