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  • I'd only step in if its a woman being hit

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Thread: Social experiment domestic violence, double standard?

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    Re: Social experiment domestic violence, double standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    For the most part, I disagree with this. Yes, schools are finally starting to learn that "boys will be boys" is not an acceptable for violence, petty or grotesque. But our society is having trouble accepting that truth. And frankly, you could not be more off-base with your implication that girls are not told to keep their anger in check. Hell, the trope of bickering females is what keeps many "reality" TV shows alive.
    Well that's my point - 'bickering females is what keeps many reality tv shows alive' is a good example of how society embraces the angry women but not the men. Honey Boo Boo and that other one with the dancing kids is a good example of how it's embraced and showcased.
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    Re: Social experiment domestic violence, double standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well that's my point - 'bickering females is what keeps many reality tv shows alive' is a good example of how society embraces the angry women but not the men. Honey Boo Boo and that other one with the dancing kids is a good example of how it's embraced and showcased.
    I think we partially agree on this. But let's get honest here: Why doesn't man-vs.-man bickering generate as much ratings as does women-vs.-women? Because we still live in a gendered society where "boys will be boys." Hell, in some people's eyes, you might as well make a reality show about the perils of day-to-day accounting.
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    Re: Social experiment domestic violence, double standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    One video is a social experiment and one video is an actual abusuve relationship. Both videos show both genders being violent but nobody defends the man, only the woman.

    Is this a double standard that doesn't bother you, a double standard that makes sense? Would you have reacted the same way? The second video is rather long but it's the reason I couldn't live in the city.I don't see how people transport via subways everyday!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gOyrYThlOag

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81CKcMQKt6k&app=desktop
    Did...did the black guy in the second part of the experiment just join in on beating the boyfriend???

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