Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Judicious Juxapositions

Interesting juxtaposition of articles in January 29th's Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Kevin Miller, Executive Director of the Men's Network Against Domestic Violence, wrote an opinion piece saying that men should own up if and when they've been abusers. And that other men need to hold them accountable. Read it here.

The P-I online has a Soundoff, where readers can comment on articles. The comments on Miller's opinion, by and large, indicate we have a long ways to go to hold abusers accountable.

In the meantime, the P-I is publishing a series of articles this week describing how the University of Washington Husky football program, at the height of it's success, was protecting players who basically were felons. Paragon of accountability.

Why do some people abuse others? Because they can. No consequences.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting article. I agree with your statement that some men can get away with it so they do. When I was a kid in the 4th grade - I got in an argument with a girl. She dared me to hit so I slapped her across the face. She turned red and went home to tell her mother, who told her father, who told my father, who soundly spanked me.

    While in this era of non-corporal punishment - I don't really want to espouse spanking as a panacea... I think holding boys accountable for their actions ultimately can lead to more responsible adults.

    I think too that adults must be held accountable for their actions.

    John W. Zimmer