Friday, September 21, 2007

What if the Genders Were Reversed?

The following news story almost seems like joke...but it is not.

Now what do you think would have happened in this case, had the Gender of the assailant and the victim been reversed?

Des Moines Police Investigate Attack By Onion

A Des Moines man went to jail Wednesday afternoon for allegedly throwing an onion at his wife.

The police report begins: "(The victim) states her husband had been drinking and they got into an argument."

James Izzolena, 54, of 3515 Sheridan Ave., was charged with domestic assault causing injury. Police said he became upset with his wife, Nicole Izzolena, 27, and tossed an onion at her, striking her in the back of the head.

She told police it made her head hurt. James Izzolena admitted throwing the onion, police said, but he claimed he did not intend to hit her with it. He was being held without bond pending a court appearance today.

This story is comical on it's face...but troubling when you play the "What if the Genders Were Reversed" game. Because we all know EXACTLY what would have happened had a husband called the police and reported that a wife had thrown an onion at her husband...


Uncharted Thoughts said...

You'll also notice that political dissidents and libertarians who are brutalized by the police are almost exclusively men.

I think we've all seen the 'don’t tase me bro' and so on, of the previous week.

Imagine if that was a women who got tased for asking Kerry a question.

Equality isn't reality.

MikeeUSA said...

Check this out:

This angers me. LinuxChix is a pro-women's rights, pro-lesbian group that I wish very much would be destroyed. Females contribute very very little to Free/OpenSource software yet they have edged their feminist organisations into the linux world (Also see Debian women : )

Is there any way we could hurt them? Does anyone have relatives/friends in law enforcement investigative services? Could they be sic'd on these organizations and these women? (Since we won't do anything against them ourselves).

Your opinion?