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  •  that's fair (3+ / 0-)

    it's not so much that bad guys are in the minority.  I do agree with you there.

    the problem is that good guys are in the minority too.

    the ones who will pull the bad guy out of the car (and I do not think they went too far by beating him up) are in the minority.  the ones who will actually take action to protect the women around them are in the minority.  the ones woh even notice that women spend their lives dealing with this crap are in the minority.

    the vast majority are content to look the other way, pretend it isn't happening, keep themselves above the fray, and, until they get hit with a very personal sledgehammer of some kind, remain willfully ignorant of how pervasive the problem is for the women they know.

    kind of like General Odierno.

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 08:22:13 AM PDT

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    •  I have no idea how the numbers break down (1+ / 0-)
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      in terms of men who will take action, but when I think of the men I know and have known personally, I absolutely believe that most of them would.
      As far as going too far by beating him up- it was a pretty awful thing to witness, especially knowing that they thought they were doing it in my honor or something. Talk about testosterone run amok- it wasn't pretty.

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