My esteemed colleague Dr Bear will probably disagree with me on this but I am going to say the politically incorrect thing. Ray Rice is being treated unfairly and here is how I got there. I watched the video. Before Ray and his then fiancee Janay Palmer not Janay Rice stepped into the elevator the video show her taking a swat at him. In the elevator she takes another swing at him and he backs off then she charges at him and that is when he belts her or pushes her away with his left hand. Ray Rice is right handed and generally when someone is attacked they use their left to block an attack and that is exactly what Ray Rice did.
Now the media is piling onto Ray Rice and the NFL and calling the incident a beating when in reality there was one blow struck that looked more like a push to me. The damage was done when she struck her face on the railing in the elevator and that is where the damage occurred.
I, Fat Bastardo and sick of the double standard. Men don't hit women implies that it is OK for women to hit men and women hit men all the time. How many other times did she hit Ray?
Here is the video. She goes after him first. http://mashable.com/2014/09/08/ray-rice-video/