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james s keyrissg <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Jul 1994 23:24:28 -0600
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On Tue, 5 Jul 1994, John G. Thomas wrote:
>         I'd like to have some comments about the over-board message we
> ALL get that men are bad, evil, etc.  The fact that 52% of all spousal
> murders are committed by by women should get some play for a change.  Why
> does TV seem compelled to present such a one-sided view?  I suspect its
> ratings, but it is unfortunate none-the-less.
> ____________________________________________________________________________
>      "Used to be when you bought a politician, they stayed bought!"
>                                                      ("Used Cars")
> ---------------->from John G. Thomas ([log in to unmask]) <-------------------
> ____________________________________________________________________________
Of course, somewhere around 90% of spousal physical abuse is done by
men.  I think your 52% figure, why true, I DON'T KNOW, is a bit like male
concern about being raped by a woman. It's a myth.  I don't think
many residents of domestic violence shelters are men.  I suggest we, as
men, admit that our gender is the problem here, and stop grasping for straws.
...why do you think the women murder the men ANYWAY???
Scott Key               XXXXX   "Jane, stop this crazy thing!"- G. Jetson
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