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Domestic violence and the man-hater stereotype

Dr. Ken Kolb
Dr. Ken Kolb

As an academic who studies domestic violence, Furman sociology professor Ken Kolb was surprised by the Ray Rice episode. Not because of the gruesome nature of the video allegedly depicting the former Baltimore Ravens star punching his then-fiancee out cold, but because it provoked universal condemnation. But the counterattacks have already begun, and, in an op-ed for TalkingPointsMemo.com, Kolb writes that “nestled quietly in these counter attacks is the ‘man-hater’ stereotype.”

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