Singer Solange Knowles slaps and kicks her brother-in-law, Jay Z, in an elevator. Soccer goalie Hope Solo is accused of beating relatives. Actress Anjelica Huston confesses to bruising former lover Jack Nicholson with “a vast array of direct punches.” All those domestic violence incidents came to light in recent months, about the same time the video of pro football player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée created a national uproar. But those episodes were greeted with a collective shrug or a quiet snicker. Why no public outrage? Because the attackers were women and the victims were men.

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