Ray Rice Presents Feminists – and Feminism – With a Serious Conundrum

In reflecting on the latest developments involving now-former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, there is one demographic which, ironically, has remained noticeably silent on this issue: feminists.

This is interesting to me personally because at the heart of feminism, particularly within its more extremist and radical elements, is the desire that women be treated more like men are in all realms and spheres of life and society.

Now, given their self-absorbed objective, one would think feminists would collectively applaud Ray Rice for possessing the wherewithal to treat his then-fiancee (now-wife), Janay, like a man.

On the other hand, for feminists to decry Rice’s behavior would paint them into an ideological and morally relativistic corner, would it not, being placed in the position of having to acknowledge the fact that women are inherently different than men and should be treated as such, thereby, forcing their misguided egalitarian dream to collapse upon itself. 

“You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.” 

(1 Peter 3:7)

DBH

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