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Football player knocks out wife: Another episode in the dehumanization of women.

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A video of football star Ray Rice knocking out his then fiance and now wife in an elevator has gone viral. The country is shocked and outraged by the violence of the act. But we soon learn that there have been 700 arrests of NFL football players in recent years for domestic violnce. The video makes real on a gut level what is normal and moral behavior toward women here and all over the world. We seem already to have fogotten the kidnapping of over 200 school girls in Africa and their fate to be turned into sexual slaves. We hardly know how to respond to reports from a town in Northern England where young girls have also been turned into sexual slaves and raped by older men while the police did nothing to stop or punish the perpetrators. Let's discuss some of the possible reasons that so many men can behave like zombies toward so many women and what could be done to change the current war between the sexes. I will begin with the question: Is God a Man!