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When Men are Stabbed, it's Apparently Funny

Glenn Sacks a href=”http://glennsacks.com/blog/?p=2143″points out /awhat happens when a man gets stabbed in a domestic dispute: br /br /blockquoteApparently the filming of the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace is being plagued with problems. While listening to McIntyre In The Morning on KABC in Los Angeles this morning, I was dismayed when KABC entertainment reporter Debra Mark (pictured) lightly and semi-laughingly mentioned that one of the film crew had been “stabbed in a domestic dispute.”/blockquotebr /br /I know that people find men being stabbed or hurt funny from first-hand experience. I once told two female friends about the MIT student a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2007/10/meek-and-mild-mannered-woman-stabs.html”who was stabbed /ain a dorm room without mentioning gender. The two women were shocked and dismayed about the case–thinking the victim was female. However, when I told them the student was male, they burst out laughing. When I pointed out the hypocrisy, they argued and didn’t even seem to understand what I was talking about. People are so indoctrinated to believe that violence against men is okay, especially if perpetrated by women, that they find the whole thing a joke. How empathetic.