This is based on thoughts in light of yesterday's viral video of Solange assaulting Jay Z. Of course I was shocked (and I'll confess, mildly amused) as I watched the theatrics. I think part of my entertainment/amusement was borne of the fact that Beyonce's mask of perfection just fell flat on the floor. Anyways in our entertainment, shock, horror, delight, amusement, wonderment most people looked at the video and wondered what in high heavens Jay could have possibly done. A lot of us concluded that he had done some dirty and Solange was defending her sister's honour and without even knowing the facts we supported Solange.
Now this is besides the point. The point is that we all say NOBODY deserves to be physically assaulted and abused. Is this more acceptable because this time a man was the recipient of the assault and not a woman.
Would you have felt the same if it was JayZ beating Solange?
Why does JayZ get whooped and nobody cries foul, nobody even seems to acknowledge that he was assaulted. Why is this ok?