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#1 Jul 30, 2014
The following was said by Mr. Smith on ESPN's "first take" to which lead to a controversial suspension:

""But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that that doesn’t happen."

Thus leading to an apology by Stephen A. Smith after Michelle Beadle's outrage on twitter:

"So I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm now aware that I can provoke my own beating."
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

Now I notice shortly after this twitter Stephen A. Smith had to apologize not only to Beadle, but women who are victim's of domestic violence. Now let me first say I don't condone violence unless its necessary to defend one's life and to prevent further physical harm. However I will say that I agree with Smith on one thing and that there are some women who do provoke violence upon themselves by being antagonists. I am remissed at this chivalry style indoctrination of women where women are perceived as weaker and men are stronger therefore women, have some sort of immunity to violence even if they're antagonists. Men are encouraged to walk away because after all "it's a woman."

what I don't understand is by referring to women as the "weaker sex" you are therefore categorizing women as unequal and therefore are to treat women "different." I don't understand how this society can allow some women to be antagonists without repercussion. Apparently Ms. Beadle didn't grow up in the city of Compton where in the "ghettos" there are plenty female antagonists who provoke violence upon themselves and where walking away from a violent woman can get you labeled as a punk.

I think in this particular case of playing the victim card, Ms. Beadle utitlized her white privilege accordingly and ESPN reacted swiftly. Ms. Beadle not only misinterpreted Mr. Smith, but she exposes the entitlement so many women have and so few are willing to acknowledge.

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#2 Jul 30, 2014
EvilGenius3 wrote:
The following was said by Mr. Smith on ESPN's "first take" to which lead to a controversial suspension:

""But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that that doesn’t happen."

Thus leading to an apology by Stephen A. Smith after Michelle Beadle's outrage on twitter:

"So I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm now aware that I can provoke my own beating."
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

Now I notice shortly after this twitter Stephen A. Smith had to apologize not only to Beadle, but women who are victim's of domestic violence. Now let me first say I don't condone violence unless its necessary to defend one's life and to prevent further physical harm. However I will say that I agree with Smith on one thing and that there are some women who do provoke violence upon themselves by being antagonists. I am remissed at this chivalry style indoctrination of women where women are perceived as weaker and men are stronger therefore women, have some sort of immunity to violence even if they're antagonists. Men are encouraged to walk away because after all "it's a woman."

what I don't understand is by referring to women as the "weaker sex" you are therefore categorizing women as unequal and therefore are to treat women "different." I don't understand how this society can allow some women to be antagonists without repercussion. Apparently Ms. Beadle didn't grow up in the city of Compton where in the "ghettos" there are plenty female antagonists who provoke violence upon themselves and where walking away from a violent woman can get you labeled as a punk.

I think in this particular case of playing the victim card, Ms. Beadle utitlized her white privilege accordingly and ESPN reacted swiftly. Ms. Beadle not only misinterpreted Mr. Smith, but she exposes the entitlement so many women have and so few are willing to acknowledge.
What type of suspension did he receive?

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#3 Jul 30, 2014
Michelle Beadle did overreact, this is the same skank that is alledged to have tried to give that puss to Aaron Rodgers! Using sex to get an advantage and at the same time pulling the "little woman" card!

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#4 Jul 30, 2014
EvilGenius3 wrote:
The following was said by Mr. Smith on ESPN's "first take" to which lead to a controversial suspension:

""But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that that doesn’t happen."

Thus leading to an apology by Stephen A. Smith after Michelle Beadle's outrage on twitter:

"So I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm now aware that I can provoke my own beating."
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

Now I notice shortly after this twitter Stephen A. Smith had to apologize not only to Beadle, but women who are victim's of domestic violence. Now let me first say I don't condone violence unless its necessary to defend one's life and to prevent further physical harm. However I will say that I agree with Smith on one thing and that there are some women who do provoke violence upon themselves by being antagonists. I am remissed at this chivalry style indoctrination of women where women are perceived as weaker and men are stronger therefore women, have some sort of immunity to violence even if they're antagonists. Men are encouraged to walk away because after all "it's a woman."

what I don't understand is by referring to women as the "weaker sex" you are therefore categorizing women as unequal and therefore are to treat women "different." I don't understand how this society can allow some women to be antagonists without repercussion. Apparently Ms. Beadle didn't grow up in the city of Compton where in the "ghettos" there are plenty female antagonists who provoke violence upon themselves and where walking away from a violent woman can get you labeled as a punk.

I think in this particular case of playing the victim card, Ms. Beadle utitlized her white privilege accordingly and ESPN reacted swiftly. Ms. Beadle not only misinterpreted Mr. Smith, but she exposes the entitlement so many women have and so few are willing to acknowledge.
I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Smith.

I was raised to not speak when men speak, to not argue with men, to let men cool off when they are upset, etc.

I don't condone domestic violence, but uncouth women can make a situation worse if they can't control themselves and their words out of their mouth.

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#5 Jul 30, 2014
I don't know what went on inside that elevator with Ray Rice and that lady,but for every action there is a reaction! The NFL must know something that the public doesn't know! You women must know this, if you don't want your azz kicked, keep your hands to yourself!

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#6 Jul 30, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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What type of suspension did he receive?
One week.

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#7 Jul 30, 2014
I don't hit women, I hit women back!

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#9 Jul 30, 2014
dbiggs69 wrote:
<quoted text>One week.
Now that's a terrible thing in the USA when it goes against the first amendment.

He has a right to express his view on the matter.

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#10 Jul 30, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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What type of suspension did he receive?
1 week suspension. Basically ESPN forced him to apologize and thinking that everything was made nice they followed through with a 1 week suspension.

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#12 Jul 30, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Smith.
I was raised to not speak when men speak, to not argue with men, to let men cool off when they are upset, etc.
I don't condone domestic violence, but uncouth women can make a situation worse if they can't control themselves and their words out of their mouth.
I think that was the whole point with Stephen A. Smith he even said it at the end of the show that men should not physically harm women, he was just making a point to show that there are women who antagonize men. I too, was raised to not put your hands on anyone male or female. I think what bothers me are the Gloria Allred types that want equality between men and women but want to keep the gender perks.

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#13 Jul 30, 2014
Mr. Smith said nothing wrong and the suspension is unnecessary. In fact he was speaking up for the feminist and treating women equally. Isn't it equality for men to defend himself against a malicious woman as he would a dangerous man.

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#14 Jul 30, 2014
EvilGenius3 wrote:
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I think that was the whole point with Stephen A. Smith he even said it at the end of the show that men should not physically harm women, he was just making a point to show that there are women who antagonize men. I too, was raised to not put your hands on anyone male or female. I think what bothers me are the Gloria Allred types that want equality between men and women but want to keep the gender perks.
That's right!

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#15 Jul 30, 2014
EvilGenius3 wrote:
<quoted text>1 week suspension. Basically ESPN forced him to apologize and thinking that everything was made nice they followed through with a 1 week suspension.
I'm surprised that Mr. Smith did what he was told to do by ESPN when he's known for standing against opposition.

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#16 Jul 30, 2014
I'm surprised this thread is not more active!

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#17 Jul 30, 2014
dbiggs69 wrote:
I'm surprised this thread is not more active!
Maybe had he singled out BW there would be a little more outrage here. I totally agree with him.

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#18 Jul 30, 2014
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe had he singled out BW there would be a little more outrage here. I totally agree with him.
All ghetto hell would have broken loose then!
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#19 Jul 30, 2014
sassyntrashy wrote:
Mr. Smith said nothing wrong and the suspension is unnecessary. In fact he was speaking up for the feminist and treating women equally. Isn't it equality for men to defend himself against a malicious woman as he would a dangerous man.
I agree, this is just more politically correct nonsense.
if a woman said that about a man it would be swept under the rug.
DeeDee81

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#20 Jul 30, 2014
EvilGenius3 wrote:
The following was said by Mr. Smith on ESPN's "first take" to which lead to a controversial suspension:
""But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that that doesn’t happen."
Thus leading to an apology by Stephen A. Smith after Michelle Beadle's outrage on twitter:
"So I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm now aware that I can provoke my own beating."
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014
Now I notice shortly after this twitter Stephen A. Smith had to apologize not only to Beadle, but women who are victim's of domestic violence. Now let me first say I don't condone violence unless its necessary to defend one's life and to prevent further physical harm. However I will say that I agree with Smith on one thing and that there are some women who do provoke violence upon themselves by being antagonists. I am remissed at this chivalry style indoctrination of women where women are perceived as weaker and men are stronger therefore women, have some sort of immunity to violence even if they're antagonists. Men are encouraged to walk away because after all "it's a woman."
what I don't understand is by referring to women as the "weaker sex" you are therefore categorizing women as unequal and therefore are to treat women "different." I don't understand how this society can allow some women to be antagonists without repercussion. Apparently Ms. Beadle didn't grow up in the city of Compton where in the "ghettos" there are plenty female antagonists who provoke violence upon themselves and where walking away from a violent woman can get you labeled as a punk.
I think in this particular case of playing the victim card, Ms. Beadle utitlized her white privilege accordingly and ESPN reacted swiftly. Ms. Beadle not only misinterpreted Mr. Smith, but she exposes the entitlement so many women have and so few are willing to acknowledge.
But I thought White Women loved Black Men and would never cross a Black Man because they respect Black Men more than Black Women do. That's what the Black Men on Topix are always screaming. Why would Michelle(A WHITE WOMEN) say anything negative against a Black Man. Black Men are GODS according to the Black Men on Topix and White Women worship the ground they walk upon.

I guess Michelle did not get the memo that she (A WHITE WOMEN) is supposed to be submissive towards Black Men.

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#21 Jul 30, 2014
Michelle needs to sit her D-list azz down before she gets spanked! You got your 15 min extension!

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#22 Jul 30, 2014
dbiggs69 wrote:
<quoted text> All ghetto hell would have broken loose then!
Yes it would but he is known for his love of BW so he won't face too much backlash.

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