Is Racism More Important Than Violence Against Women?

Is Racism More Important Than Violence Against Women? Photo: Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a fight involving his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in 2011. Gibson received 36 months informal probation and about $500 in fines. He must also complete 16 hours community service and a 52-week domestic violence counseling program

Is Racism More Important Than Violence Against Women? Photo: Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a fight involving his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in 2011. Gibson received 36 months informal probation and about $500 in fines. He must also complete 16 hours community service and a 52-week domestic violence counseling program

While people are angry at Mel Gibson they are ignoring Charlie Sheen who has been charged with allegedly putting a knife to his wife’s throat.

And according to Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior & Relationship Expert, Patrick Wanis PhD:

“We give free-passes to people we like and we react harsher to racist remarks than we do to actual violence against women – although both are seriously wrong.”

“The media and public have been quite vocal in expressing opinions and judgments about Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva; some calling Mel Gibson a racist violent monster while others call Oksana a gold digger but with so many recordings and media coverage, Mel Gibson has become a joke – a kind of drunken modern-day Archie Bunker – and now the attention has turned off domestic violence. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared Mel Gibson to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak saying Gibson could not be contained.”

Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the Mel Gibson meltdown and why Hollywood and the media are being quiet about Charlie Sheen and the charges of assault against his wife. Patrick Wanis PhD reveals that “We are showing favoritism towards Charlie Sheen. We watch Charlie Sheen on his weekly TV show and for almost 7 years, and we welcome his TV character and welcome him in life as a bad boy but we refuse to see him as a man who has abused a woman. The reality of his abuse, of his violence against a woman, is ignored because people generally seem to like him, to find him affable, viewing him as basically just a boy who is slightly wild and has not yet grown up. If we had heard the conversation between Charlie and his wife, would we still be giving him the free=pass? People quickly condemned Chris Brown for assaulting Rihanna but was that because we saw the photo of her bruised face or because Chris Brown is black and so our bias and prejudice spiked our anger and condemnation?” Patrick Wanis PhD also discusses the detrimental effect the Mel Gibson and Oksana case is having on the real issue of domestic violence and Battered Woman’s Syndrome.

Read more about Battered Woman’s Syndrome and read the article by Patrick Wanis “Is racism more important than violence against women?”

Click below to listen to the interview.

 

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