From the protests in LA:
"NBA star J.R. Smith beat the living daylights out of a man who allegedly smashed his car window during the wild protests in L.A. ... and TMZ Sports has the video."
So for some context, I'm a really calm, reserved, easy going guy. My wife is the more talkative and intense person usually. So we have an inside joke where I pretend I'm some stereotypical, loudmouth, abusive husband. I'll say things like "who said you could leave MY house without my permission?" or "I don't work in the coal mines all day just so you can dress like some cheap whore"
I was doing some woodworking on our driveway yesterday and she brought out some iced tea. I jokingly told her "this better be good or else you're getting another black eye" and my elderly neighbor was standing outside and heard it. My wife got a text from our neighbor a few hours later saying she heard it, that she'd be a witness if my wife wanted to get a restraining order/divorce, etc. We obviously told her we were joking around but now she just thinks I'm intimidating her into lying about it to protect me.
TL;DR Joked about beating my wife, neighbor overheard, and now thinks I'm an abusive husband
Edit3: Back, let's do this.
Edit2: Another town hall, i will check back again and answer more questions after 8pm ET.
Edit: I've stepped out for a town hall, but I will be back soon. Keep them coming, I will answer more questions in a couple hours.
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Young age doesn't change anything about it. It's not an excuse for boys either.
If she pretends like it's an accident, or if she does it during a playfight, or during MMA sparring, or soccer, or to her brother, cousin, "friend", none of these things change anything either.
People like that are scum and deserve a punch in the face.
It's not funny or cute or lighthearted, it's nothing to laugh about in hindsight, and any girl/woman who did that at some point in her life should be deeply ashamed and know that she deserved a hard punch in the face at the time.
And that's being generous. She did something way more painful, personal, humiliating, violating, disrespectful and gendered.
Also, I only "single out" girls, not because they're somehow worse, or more violent, or bigger assholes - they absolutely aren't. But they are the only ones who get a free pass for some fucked up reason.
Also, if it's done in the way and for the reasons I described, it is sexual violence. I can... keep reading on reddit ➡
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On a long train ride with my Nmom, we sat next to a woman with a crying child of about 3-4 years old. He was complaining that it was too hot and he was thirsty.
After we got off the train, my mom said "She is such a saint, I would have hit him already." I asked why.
Her: "So that he understands to stop whining".
Me: "But he was thirsty and hot, why isn't he allowed to express his needs? Besides, he is too young to be logical, he will just be scared if you suddenly hit him".
Her: "You're all righteous now, but let's see how long you'll go without beating your kids when you have them. Sometimes it is just so hard to keep yourself from it when they're whining."
Me: "Or should I just remember to take enough water or food for my child for a long train ride? It is not a kid's fault that he is thirsty, it is a need."
Her: "We'll see how you will always remember everything when you become a mother. If the kid knows he'll be beaten if whining, he won't whine and the mother can be in pe... keep reading on reddit ➡