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Pit-Bulls, Wives, and "The Hunger Games"

Pit-Bulls, Wives, and "The Hunger Games"

"Life" Issues, Christianity, conflict, conservatism, critical judgment, Ethics, forgiveness, humor, paradox, Pro sports, Religion, Spirituality, Spousal / domestic abuse, violence, Women
Years ago, Tammy Wynette admonished women to "stand by your man." But judging by Ray Rice's assault on his (at the time) fiance Janay Palmer, it would seem that Janay was unable to stand at all. In fact, the last time I saw them together on that by-now-iconic video, she was not standing, but lying face-down and being dragged, rag-doll limp and unconscious, across the elevator-door threshold by her now-husband Ray Rice, rather like a human-shaped football being carried triumphantly across the goal line after a heroic third-and-long play. The Baltimore Ravens organization even cheered in a Tweet regarding Mrs. Rice’s alleged “role” in the assault:  Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident. It is unclear precisely what that “role” was, beyond perha...