Screeching Weasel. Yeah, it’s a band I’ve never heard of either. Apparently though, their lead singer hit not just one woman, but two women on stage. After that, apparently four of the band members quit right after this.
While I think there should have been more repercussions (because so far as I can tell, he was never charged with assault or anything like that), I think that these men taking a stand against his actions was important. Why? Because I think so often women are told how to avoid violent situations, how to not be a victim.
But men are an important part of the picture too that are often left out. I think they, more than anything, need to help change the culture – to make it so that it is not okay for a man to hit a woman. Because it’s one thing for a woman to say it’s not okay, it’s another for men to say to other men that it’s not okay. And that’s essentially what these four other musicians did. I applaud what they did and I wish there were more men willing to take a stand against violence against women. I’m sure they’re out there, but I wish they would take a more active role. Because if they did, I think it would go a long way towards ending violence against women.
Just my two cents. 50 percent of the world is men and 50 percent of the world is women roughly. Both the men and the women need to be part of the solution if we ever want to stop violence against women.