Glenn's View (note BOLDED text):
[Late note: When I wrote this I assumed the Minister meant this for cases when the woman was the first one to hit or strike the man. A reader pointed out that this is actually not clear--the Minister might have only meant the woman initiated the conflict without hitting/pushing, etc. If it's only words, that's different--verbal or emotional abuse is wrong, too, but it's not the same as domestic violence. Canadian National Post columnist Barbara Kay saw it the same way I did in her new column on the controversy here.--GS]
Lundy's Opinion (paraphrased):
Women who have reported verbal or mental abuse report the wounds from this type of abuse are often worse and much more difficult to heal.
I have just been informed this woman Barbara Kay is a second or third wife, so okay her opinion really means something (like we buy that BS ya know?)....Petunia thinks we should be saying Bull Krap to Barbara Kay.....