Is Whoopi Goldberg Blaming Women For Domestic Violence? ‘The View’ Host Defends Stephen A. Smith

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If you hit somebody, you cannot be sure you are not going to get hit back! I’m know I’m going to catch a lot of hell, but I don’t care.

She continued:

Oh, my god, that is not blame the victim! I just said, don’t anybody hit anybody. But If you make the choice as a woman, who’s four foot three, and you decide to hit a guy who’s six feet tall and you’re the last thing he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised!

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What are your thoughts on Whoopi’s comments? Do you agree or disagree with her stance? 

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  • K.

    She makes a good point. If you hit a man first, unless you knock him out, be prepared for what may possibly come next. It’s a sad reality, but some men don’t stop to think “this is a female who just hit me.” Bottomline is everyone should just keep their hands to themselves. Use your words.

  • Yosh

    I stand and agree with Whoopi and Stephen. I knew EXACTLY what he meant and for the life of me can’t understand why people don’t see his POV. We all teach our sons “Dont hit girls”, but where is the lesson to girls to keep your fucking hands to yourself? In addition, was I the only one who saw the press conference where Janay herself said “I apologize for my actions in the situation”? We don’t know what happened prior to him dragging her out the elevator, but I can bet you there was some type of provoking going on. No, that doesn’t mean she deserved what happened to her, but we need to hold both parties accountable in the situation. That’s what Stephen was basically saying. Just as much as he can walk away, her ass could have too. No one is “blaming” women for domestic violence. Responsibility and ownership is what should be placed on women.

    Bottom line: I will teach my son that physically assaulting people is wrong. I may even go further and to say “you shouldn’t hit girls”. Yall better teach yall daughters to keep her damn hands to herself, or she’ll face my son’s sister(s) or girl cousin(s).

  • kim

    I’m going to just keep it real.In the black community some black women are quick to try and box with men.I’m sure their are women from other races that do it as well.But,I am speaking from what I’ve seen and what I myself have done.Steven is my guy.But,sometimes he runs his mouth a little too much.But,I understood what he meant.Whoopi stop talking the audience that your speaking too, do not understand where your coming from.

  • kOkOqUEEN

    I have teenage son’s, of whom, I teach to respect a woman that respects herself or leave her standing. Period. I want them to keep their hands to themselves, however, don’t put yo hands my young men or you gone deal with me. If you don’t want to be hit then you dont hit, simple. Er’body keep their arms, legs, and other objects to themselves. … like you learn in kindergarten. geesh!