How Not to Use Facebook

From England comes word that a man posted news of his intention to divorce his wife to Facebook before informing her. What’s actually more amazing about this story, however, is the casual way in which the Mail informs its readers that the husband husband had also been brought to court for assaulting his wife. That barely gets a mention. It seems that violence against women is so normalized that it hardly merits comment — but posting word of your divorce on Facebook before informing your wife? That’s important. And notice also that the paper doesn’t point out that that’s emotionally abusive behavior and thus part of the pattern of abuse that appears to have been happening in this marriage.

I wonder when violence against women will stop being viewed so casually. Or, since it’s February, when V-Day will become V-World. Thoughts?

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