December 7th, 2008 at 11:05 pm
To keep things even further in perspective, keep in mind that this guy is a criminal in ALL areas of his life, not just in his dealings with women. Four of his six prior felonies had nothing to do with domestic violence. This is unsurprising to me, as one of the main characteristics of a domestic abuser -- the male variety, anyway -- is that despite what radical feminists tell you, he's typically violent in the other areas of his life as well. Domestic abusers are people with poor impulse control, and that characteristic almost never limits itself to the home front.
Rastus asks us to put things in perspective? There were recent ad spots on domestic violence since uploaded to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rON7EeT0Nxg&eurl=http://www.glennsacks.com/blog/?p=1236&feature=player_embedded)
This does put things in perspective. If we were out eating we would not allow this scene to happen. This IS how DV works - in secret. Men who abuse and kill their wives are often portrayed by neighbors and friends as "a nice guy" and these same friends and neighbors "would never have guessed she was being abused." This DOES put it in perspective and that is feminists are correct in calling out DV everywhere.