A male athlete knocked a woman unconscious and then dragged her body out of an elevator. Seems pretty straight-forward; no one would try to defend that, right? Oh, yeah, we live in a patriarchy so someone would. Like the Ravens' official Twitter, which tweeted (and eventually deleted) the following, before the video leaked to the public:
Yesterday, I mentioned the situation to someone, who immediately said, "Oh, yeah. I heard about that. She was drunk, right?"
Is this real life? Did I just have my wisdom teeth removed? Am I still under the influence of some drugs that eliminate all reason from the world?
Thankfully, Joe Biden, who is unfairly known for always saying the wrong thing, appeared on Today with Tamron Hall and said all the right things about this incident, in particular, and our culture's victim-blame-y attitude toward domestic violence, in general.