After Ray Rice viciously knocked out Janay Palmer, you’d think that reasonable women would not be supporting Rice and opposing his ban from football — but they are, and it goes beyond the very creed of human nature.
At last night’s Steelers/Ravens game, women — and men — came out in droves sporting their Rice jerseys … despite some people turning them in, burning them, and otherwise discarding them like last week’s news.
Some of the women interviewed claimed that they support — and forgive — Rice for something so heinous … something so despicable … as hitting a woman — his woman! — so hard as to knock her out, drag her unconscious body out of the elevator and leave her lying on the ground, and nudging her a few times to see if she’d regained consciousness.
Women said, “It wasn’t that big of a deal.” Women said, “There’s two sides to every story.” Women said, “I absolutely 100% support him.” Another woman said, “I’m making a statement — I don’t believe in domestic violence, but I will say: any woman who can hit a man, a man shouldn’t have to sit there and take the abuse.” Finally, the one that takes the cake — a woman actually said this: “I’m supporting him all the way around. I think he’s an awesome guy, I think he’s an upstanding guy, and I think he’s an awesome football player.”
Sorry, women — but you’re setting a really, really dangerous example … and the scary thing is that some of you don’t even seem to know it.