A quick head’s up: I’m going to be talking about the Christy Mack assault. This is going to include some fairly graphic pictures of her injuries and description of the assault that led to her hospitalization. Read on at your own risk.
It’s been an insanely busy week, news-wise. Between Robin William’s passing (RIP, Robin – wish that the love we all felt for you could have somehow counteracted the despair you felt), the paramilitary occupation of Ferguson, MO and the rest, on top of working on my upcoming book. As a result, I haven’t really had much of a chance to comment on the news that Christy Mack, an entrepreneur, pin-up model and adult film star, was brutally beaten by her ex-boyfriend.
The crime in and of itself – a woman being beaten to near unrecognizability by an ex lover – is horrific. But it’s the response to Christy Mack’s assault that makes it especially disgusting… particularly with what it says about how we view women and women’s sexuality. [Read more…]