I’d begin this post by asking, “Have we set a double standard when it comes to men hitting women versus women hitting men?”, but I think we all know the answer to that question is a big ol’ obvious “Yes,” and I believe the recent beatdown Solange Knowles delivered to her brother-in-law Jay Z is the latest spotlight example.
Although the family has released a statement regarding the situation, theories about the situation (i.e. why Solange went off on Jay Z that night) continue to abound.
We might never know the real story, and in my opinion, that’s not relevant.
What is relevant is that Solange pushed, slapped, punched, kicked, and maybe even scratched (who knows?) her brother-in-law, and people are more interested in why it happened than why she’s gotten away with it.
One person who did point out the double-standard, though, is Drita D’Avanzo.
The Mob Wives star (who’s known for delivering her own beatdowns) recently posted quite the poignant Facebook post:
Personally, I agree with Drita. If a man did what Solange did, we (the media, the public, whomever) would be out for blood; however, all we’re really doing is making jokes about it (like last weekend’s Saturday Night Live skit).
Clearly, Jay Z isn’t going to press charges, but what kind of message does this situation (and others like it) send?
What do YOU think?