So, I was scrolling through Facebook last night as you do, when I saw a post from another mum on a mummy group.
She was ranting about her husband, fair enough, he sounds like a lazy ass and we all need to rant sometimes. But the comments astounded me and left me feeling sick. She was moaning about how her husband had a day off for the first time in ages and refused to go to the shop to buy her little boy some new trainers so she could take him to the park.
So, the comments.
‘Go beat him senseless with the trainers that don’t fit any more and say if he got them then you’d have no need to do this lol’.
Yeah because domestic violence is fucking hilarious.
It’s funny because if your husband headbutted you then you could get a restraining order put against him and he would get charged with assault.
‘We don’t encourage that type of violence .. Use a phone book, it leaves no marks and doesn’t hurt you a bit’
Why is it okay for women to joke about things like this or threaten violent behaviour but if I posted on a group saying that my partner threatened to beat me with a shoe and headbutt me they would tell me to ring the police?
Violence is never okay. It is NEVER okay to lay a finger on another person’s body without their consent unless you are defending yourself. It is NEVER okay to smack a baby, to smack a child or to smack an adult.
Violent behaviour is always abuse, no matter how you sugar coat it or joke about it. It is NEVER funny.
This is why men need feminism too. Because it’s fine for a woman to joke about harming her partner but it’s abuse when a man does it.
1 in 4 women get abused in their lifetime and 1 in 6 men get abused in their lifetime. Abuse is not a joke.
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