On April 2, the comic strip "For Better or Worse," by Canadian Lynn Johnson, which runs in 2,000 newspapers in Canada, the United States and 23 other countries, dealt with a situation where two girls dating the same boy turned on him. Both girls assaulted the boy, apparently also using weapons seen in a later frame.
Had the situation been reversed, with two boys assaulting a girl well, Ms. Johnson wouldn't even think of drawing a strip like that! But somehow the idea that it's OK for women to use violence to deal with their anger seems to be just fine with her.
I've been an advocate for male victims of domestic violence since 1999. In the early days, the response when people found out what I was doing ranged from laughter to outright hostility. It hasn't been an easy time. Yet the facts are there: 835,000 men each year are victims of domestic violence.