After many more years in court than Brett Kavanaugh, one thing became very very clear: Men who commit violence against women are almost never able to admit it publicly. Many can’t even admit it to themselves. That includes physical violence and sexual violence.
It’s pretty obvious that the reason why it’s so hard is that it’s such an indefensible (and yes, despicable) thing. There’s absolutely no way for an offender to self-justify such mean and dirty violence. To admit it would admit to being rotten to the core. Thus, they deny.
It was violent. It was about violence. That’s why. And to me Three Billboards is probably the best movie since Crash.
I’m reading Song of Solomon(my daughter recommended it), and here’s something Toni Morrison said about anger, through one of her characters:
“Listen, baby, people do funny things. Specially us. The cards are stacked against us and just trying to stay in the game, stay alive and in the game, makes us do funny things. Things we can’t help. Things that make us hurt one another. We don’t even know why. But look here, don’t carry it inside and don’t give it to nobody else.”
I think the whole country needs Anger Management. I think it should be a required class in high school.