Jeremy Kyle defends male domestic violence victim after audience laugh at him (independent.co.uk).
“The audience cruelly laughed at Geoff’s story, prompting Kyle to step in and demand they be less sexist and more sensitive.
“‘It’s not funny though, is it?’ he said. ‘I don’t want to upset anyone in the audience but if a woman was sat here and a bloke had locked her in a flat and she’d been forced to jump out and injure herself you lot would not be laughing. You would be saying he is a total nightmare, he should be locked up and this is disgraceful. Just because it happened to a bloke it is not funny.’
“‘This just shows how when roles are reversed [domestic abuse] is viewed so differently,’ one Twitter user said, while others gave Kyle ‘massive respect’ for making his important point clear.”
For sure, the often put argument “a man should be able to look after himself” won’t wash with me—despite me thinking it’s a very good idea for all of either gender regardless—because some expressing it seem to suggest that it is a “man’s” duty along with mowing the lawn, whereas a woman’s is… you get the point I hope.
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