Mittwoch, Juni 25, 2014

Gewaltvorwürfe gegen Torwart führen zu unangenehmen Wahrheiten

The arrest of an Olympic gold medalist on charges of domestic violence would normally be an occasion for a soul-searching conversation about machismo in sports, toxic masculinity and violence against women. But not when the alleged offender is a woman: 32-year-old Hope Solo, goalkeeper of the U.S. women’s soccer team, who is facing charges of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew in a drunken, violent outburst. While the outcome of the case is far from clear, this is an occasion for conversation about a rarely acknowledged fact: family violence is not necessarily a gender issue, and women—like singer Beyoncé Knowles’ sister Solange, who attacked her brother-in-law, the rapper Jay Z, in a notorious recent incident caught on video—are not always its innocent victims.

Hier geht es weiter. Es steht zwar nichts in dem Artikel, was ich auf Genderama nicht schon zigfach ausgebreitet habe – erwähnenswert aber ist, dass die Debatte über Gewalt gegen Männer in "Time", immerhin einem führenden Politikmagazin in den USA, weiter Raum gewinnt.

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