November 23, 2018

"Jiang Jinfu has bravely admitted domestic violence, facing the problem directly. He’s a good man. Support, encourage, applaud. This is not easy."

From "A Chinese Actor Admits Hitting a Woman — and Some Take His Side" (NYT).
“No matter what the reason is, I should not have raised my hand,” Mr. Jiang wrote on Monday, hours after Ms. Nakaura posted the photos of herself and suggested that he was responsible. Many Chinese internet users roundly condemned Mr. Jiang. But others said he had been brave to admit what he had done....

“Some people say there’s no excuse for beating someone like that, but if what this woman did was true, doesn’t she deserve it?” said one commenter on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging platform.... Little is known about the circumstances of the beating....

Before deleting her Instagram account this week, Ms. Nakaura addressed Mr. Jiang and dismissed his apology. “If you really wanted to apologize, you would apologize to me directly and not through Weibo,” she said. She also said he had caused her to miscarry....

16 comments:

David Begley said...

“She also said he had caused her to miscarry....”

If true, that’s a crime. Call the police.

rhhardin said...

He probably splits infinitives too.

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2009/12/thurber-tonight-ladies-and-gentlemens_23.html

Daniel Richwine said...

According to every movie and TV show on nowadays, women are just as strong and tough as men.

Saint Croix said...

If true, that’s a crime. Call the police.

This is China, where the police would kidnap women, take them into a cell, and force abortions. This is China, where for decades it was a crime to have more than one child.

What jumps out at me is how the NYT sees the death of a baby as an afterthought. But of course the NYT has been hiding our violence against unborn children for 45 years.

rhhardin said...

I've noticed, in action films today, when a woman is in charge of the daring vehicle, she takes command like a child imagines being in command, instead of how a guy does it.

A guy encourages his subordinates pretty much at every turn.

It's the up-tight effect you see all over when women are in charge in a man's job.

As if they didn't enjoy it, really.

West Texas Intermediate Crude said...

Bill Burr has a very funny bit about the fallacy that "there is no reason to hit a woman."
(There are plenty of reasons, but that doesn't justify it).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIOY2ezMy9A

Mary Beth said...

Is it weird to have that many bruises but no broken skin? I don't have any experience punching and kicking someone, or being punched and kicked, and maybe movies/TV has given me the wrong idea about how those injuries should look.

She is Japanese, but grew up in the US. He's from mainland China. They both sound messed up.

rcocean said...

Look, if you can't beat your wife, who can you beat?

mccullough said...

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.

Ann Althouse said...

"If true, that’s a crime. Call the police."

It's not in the NYT report, but I saw it elsewhere: She says he kicked her in the stomach.

William said...

I've known some Asian women who went back to visit the Auld Sod and were stunned by the casual and pervasive way they were depreciated. It's hard to believe, but there are worse forms of discrimination than are experienced in America.

rcocean said...

If anyone thinks China is going to change its culture to make American round-eyes happy, they're crazy.

The Chinese have a long tradition of what are the appropriate roles and rules of behavior for each sex.

And its NEVER going to be like the American ones.

Unknown said...

I'm going to guess that a lot of the support for the man comes from the fact that she is Japanese. The deep seated hatred almost guarantees many will not support her. I am not saying that the hatred is without reason, I'm just it is not surprising some Chinese will never side with a Japanese person.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

In other words, Chinese communist party members are just like American Democrat party members. But we already knew that...

Bunkypotatohead said...

Shouldn't NYT be demanding president Trump respond? There must be some way to blame him for this.

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