I was compelled to watch every second of that video, and I urge my fellow ATS members to do so as well.
Social equality is an ideal that we may talk about, but when it comes to walking the path, we find that there are various complications and obstacles
How many times have we heard of a woman beating a man senseless like this? Not often, because it goes unreported. The man, growing up in a society
where in which he is expected to treat the woman like a delicate flower, has no place to fight back. He is at a psychological, cultural, and legal
disadvantage. He must take the punishment being reined upon his head and body. My heart sank with every slap, scratch, punch, and kick this young man
took in order to follow the double standard that society presents men. When he raised his hand to defend some of the heavier blows striking his
temple, one could hear passengers on the train calmly saying, "Don't hit her." Sure, those comments were for his protection, as the video made an
excellent presentation displaying the will, fortitude, and inner strength of this young man...but there is something deeper. If he had defended
himself, and struck back, I can only imagine how many other train-goers would have stood up and intervened.
The woman was a bit wild, and she proved this fact not only in her relentless attack upon the youngman, but her resisting arrest with officers. In
this scenario, fate would have it that there was a video recording, multiple witnesses, and continued behavior even after police arrived; however,
could one really imaging how the situation would have played out if these factors did not all fall into play? The youngman could have easily gotten in
trouble in this situation for one well placed, defensive blow.
Our society is strange. The duality of man and woman is apparent on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Yet, we are expected to treat each
other equally. In this equality, women are allowed to cherry pick the rights and protections that apply to them. The legal system favors them at just
about every step. Men are tied and bound by these societal expectations, legal decisions, and social learning.
Let's not be mistaken here, for women are not free from the issues of society either. They are victims of a larger psy-op that men barely have to
face. Their entire sense of self worth, beauty, and self esteem is manipulated in every ad, movie, piece of music, and form of entertainment available
to society. This is an entirely different issue, but I want to let everyone know that I know society has beaten, and continues to beat, both genders
into the ground with psychological terrorism.
So...my point in all of this...
Society has erred in how it handles such cases of domestic violence, especially when there is an expectation of equality prevalent within out culture
and legal system. Women are allowed a special type of equality, one where in which they are allowed to choose what applies and what does not. They are
protected and coddled. If one watching this thinks that this scene is bad, try being a 20 something and realize that women hold all the sway in dating
these days. It doesn't matter if you're some ridiculously fit, knowledgeable, and handsome youngman with a mysterious yet kind disposition (I'm so
full of myself), women at least 4 tiers down from you on a scale of 1 - 10 have the power, and exercise the ability to not only say 'no' but to make
the scenario of you talking to them seem like an absurd thought that will never produce result.
Society is weird. My generation has a lot to fix. Let's hope that Israel doesn't strike Iran any time soon so that we may have something in the
future to fix other than WW3