So during the premiere episode of Kim and Kourtney Take New York, famewhore Kim Kardashian apparently took a playful swing at Kris Humphries after he accidentally stepped on her toe. And now, we enter into some weird moral territory about whether or not this constitutes domestic abuse. From The Huffington Post:
Are people quick to defend her because she is physically smaller and weaker than her husband therefore he should be able to “take it?” No man deserves the humiliation and pain that goes along with being beat up by a woman despite whether or not he can physically “take it.” The emotional and psychological impact lasts long after the physical bruises have faded. Men are often silent victims when it comes to being victims of rape and/or domestic violence. Male victims of domestic abuse and rape deal with even more societal stigmatization than female victims, who have it rough as it is. Society unfairly labels men who “complain” about violence from a partner as “not real men” or just plain weak. This is wrong. Anytime a person is abused by a family member it is domestic violence whether it is a female or male throwing the punches.
On one hand, it was a playful little punch, which isn’t the worst thing in the world. On the other, let’s face it: If it was Kris who did this to Kim, we’d be up in arms. It may not be on the level of Chris Brown beating Rihanna‘s face into a car door and leaving her for dead, but fact of the matter is she still took a closed-fist swing at her husband because she was angry. It wasn’t a hard punch, but it was still a punch. And if nothing else, consider this: Kim tried to paint Kris as some horrid troll because he farted in her face. Meanwhile, she full on punched him. I think that’s a hell of a lot worse than just a little gas.