Yahoo Sports Uses NFL's Kareem Hunt To Promote Sexism

Yahoo  Sports published an article titled "NFL should leave you feeling sick". The article discussed the recent firing of Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.  In February 2018, Hunt was accused of pushing and kicking a woman during an argument but no evidence of his guilt was produced. On November 30, TMZ discovered video evidence of the incident and Hunt's guilt.

 Yahoo Sports reporter Kimberley Martin writes:
"But make no mistake: Had there been no video of Hunt - procured through TMZ's financial means and motivations - the dynamic running back would still be on the Chiefs'  roster and Kansas City would have no issues with Hunt representing it on the field, despite reports that he punched a man four months after he kicked a woman."
"I'm sick of people acting like they care about domestic violence.

I'm sick of pretending the NFL is committed to uncovering the truth at all times, in all cases.

I'm sick of praising teams for doing the right thing when they are left with no choice but to act.

I'm sick of the same NFL owners who have kept Colin Kaepernick out of the league and grumbled about kneeling players affecting their bottom line, finding ways to rationalize signing players who have put their hands on women.

I'm sick of reminding men that domestic violence isn't a women's issue.

I'm sick of reminding men that you don't need to have daughters, or wives, or sisters to realize that minimizing physical violence against women is detestable.
The first point to be made is that this incident is not domestic violence. The two were not in any relationship. Much more importantly, however, is the journalist's sexist presentation of domestic violence. Her chauvinistic article presents domestic violence as men abusing and assaulting women.  Men are always the attacker. Women are always the victim. Facts however show otherwise.

Research has found that "approximately 3.8 women and 1.3 MEN per 1,000 are victims of intimate partner violence each year".  The National Domestic Violence Hotline states "nearly half of all women AND MEN in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively)". A University of Cumbria study, concluded "women are more likely to be physically aggressive towards their partners than men" .

Additionally, an Intimate Partner Violence study published in the American Journal of Public Health, by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded "In nonreciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases".

Lastly,  a recent story from Florida describes a women assaulting her boyfriend because he did not want to have sex with her that night.  There is also a recent report from Utah about a violent ex-wife murdering her ex-husband's girlfriend.

The journalist's views on domestic violence are archaic, sexist and based on feminism.

Ms Martin also stated: "We shouldn't have needed video of Hunt kicking a woman for the Chiefs and the league to be spurred to action".

In her female chauvinist mind, women don't lie thus people should be judged on the basis of their gender. The writer is flat out wrong.  A woman's accusation isn't good enough. EVIDENCE IS NEEDED AS PROOF OF GUILT.  The video is evidence of Hunt's guilt.  The sexist mindset displayed by this reporter is exactly why there are so many false rape accusations on college campus and why so many innocent men are kicked out of school.

Yahoo's article uses Kareem Hunt to promote sexist ideas regarding women, men and violence.

December 4, 2018

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