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Columnist: Women to Blame For Domestic Abuse

Gina Loudon has penned a new column for ultra-right-wing “news” site WorldNetDaily, blaming domestic violence in the United States on women.

“Where were the bra-burning, old-guard feminists this week in the Ray Rice abuse controversy?” Loudon writes. “If women and men are truly the same as they claim, then why weren’t they screaming in protest of his punishment? If women are the same as men, then how can they argue that a woman beaten by her boyfriend deserves special protection? Were they consistent, the feminist hypocrites would be decrying the NFL for extending protection to women that they do not need (by their own standards).”

See, ladies, you shouldn’t be protesting the NFL’s culture of domestic violence, you should be upset that the NFL punishes domestic abusers at all. After all, you don’t see the NFL suspending any women, do you…

“Feminists demand that training be ‘equalized’ to facilitate women becoming firefighters and combat troops, but on the other hand, they sit quietly when special protections are extended to women,” she continues. “Is there one intellectually honest liberal who will point to this hypocrisy?”

“The difficult part is that for so long, feminists have said there is no difference between men and women,” she writes. “If that’s true, then you can’t say that male abusers are more at fault than female abusers.”

“I believe it is that shift to sameness over the past 50 years that has led to more abuse of women,” she concludes. “We can thank the old feminists for putting us here. The question is, can we be honest enough to look at the opposite sex, and admit that equal does not mean same?”

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  • Absolutely. This would only make sense if Mrs Loudon could point to a female athlete who had knocked someone unconscious and not been sacked. I’m also pretty sure that there are plenty of American women (and men, for that matter) who have been fired from their jobs for far less serious offences than assault.

    (Sorry, I mean Dr Loudon. She didn’t object to women’s rights when it came to her having the opportunity to get a PhD, did she?)

    • Bob Campe

      Does Tonya Harding count?

      • Laylla

        No, because she was sacked.

      • VeggieTart

        She wasn’t the one who wielded the baton that struck Nancy Kerrigan; she was just one of the conspirators. And I believe she is banned from competitive figure skating.

  • Smooth

    Another Fox Blonde Bimbo! I’m sure she doesn’t mind getting the crap kicked out of her!

    • Laylla

      I’ll volunteer.

  • Rory

    What wanting to being equal has to do with Domestic violence.
    It’s not Women only Domestic violence .Any one can suffer Domestic violence.They will send a woman to jail just as fast as a man.Once they get a felony most jobs will firer them.

  • invisigoth

    Because hitting someone is considered assault and it punishable by law perhaps? What a brainless twit. Of course she would be working for the right.

  • vooda

    Face palm! Another misogynist idiot! Brainwashing at its finest.

  • VeggieTart

    How on earth did this woman manage to graduate college?

    Women don’t want to be the same as men but have the same access and opportunities. Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.

  • simplecomplexity

    This is a joke, right?

  • Kevin J

    There are some arguments that don’t need responses. It would be a waste of time, energy, and good oxygen to engage in discourse. There are some people whose job it is to distract us from acting to solve problems. She’s one of them.

  • Joan

    I think the whole point of physical abuse is usually that the abuser is bigger and stronger than the victim–not a male vs female issue. Men are normally bigger and stronger. The same would go for a 5 ft. 110 lb. woman beating a 2 ft. 40 lb. child. Or a person stomping on a little puppy. There is no chance to fight back when the victim is inferior in body and strength. If a 200 lb. man hits a 100 lb. woman, she’ll probably fall to the ground. If a 100 lb. woman hits a 200 lb. man, he probably won’t even flinch.