There are three things that I will never understand, rape, child molestation and domestic violence. You can justify murder to me faster than those three things. Hell, the term "justifiable homicide" implies that sometimes you might have to kill someone to save yourself. Coming off of a great Valentine's weekend (more on that in a future post), the last thing I needed or wanted to see when I returned to work was what I saw this morning.
About 20 minutes after I got to my desk and see a car parked outside. Nothing special, there is a bank next to my office and people run in and out to the ATM all the time. I go back to my work and a few minutes later my co-worker screams out "what is he doing?!" I look up again to see a man reaching and punching into that same car. By now everyone was frozen, not sure what was going on, but when I saw a womans boot come out, I knew this had the potentialto be real ugly. Another co-worker and I ran outside hoping we could break up the situation. The guy saw us coming and walked away from the car. We stayed outside until the young lady could get her stuff together and walkaway. We said nothing to the guy as her returned to the car.
This sadly wasn't the first time I had seen a physical domestic situation up close and personal, and I know way too many woman who were either raped, beaten or molested (in some cases a combination of the three) for this not to be something that I am passionate about. As a man, I am thoroughly disgusted by it. I can't rap around my head how someone could come to the conclusion that they need to impose their will on another person. As long as I have a breath in my body I will continue to advocate for and stand up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves.