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Feminist Blogger Has Point About NY Post Headline on Ike Turner's Death
Background: I've complained on numerous occasions about the way the media trivializes domestic violence against men, and makes it into a joke, misreports it, and ignores it. For a few examples, see: Woman Hits Husband with Car, Drives 1/2 Mile with Him Clinging to Roof, Injures Him--but Don't Call It 'Domestic Violence' TV News Reports Woman's Excuse for Her Domestic Violence Even Before It Mentions the Violence His Side with Glenn Sacks radio commentary Road Rage or Domestic Violence? Ex-Wife Rams Ex-Husband's Car While His Three Kids Are Inside--Don't Call It 'Domestic Violence,' Though I've also criticized some of the New York Post's sensationalistic reporting--for one example, see NY Post Hatchet Job--In Defense of Judge James Michael Shull (Part IV). Feminist blogger Melissa McEwan of Shakespeare's Sister criticizes the headline pictured, explaining: "[This is ] the 'hilarious' headline the New York Post gave to Ike Turner's obituary...Ha ha! Get it?! Get it?! Because Ike Turner used to beat the crap out of Tina when they were married! Oh my aching sides! Even for the trashy New York Post, that's appalling." I agree. Domestic Violence against either gender shouldn't be trivialized or made into a joke. It's wrong when it's done to male victims, and it's wrong when it's done to female victims. [Note: If you or someone you love is being abused, the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women provides crisis intervention and support services to victims of domestic violence and their families.]