What a great month for violence against women in the media, right? It’s like we’re trippin’ over the stuff!
Mel Gibson plead no contest after he was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly hitting at his ex-lady Oksana Grigorieva on March 11th, and yesterday he was in and out of the El Segundo Police Department in a half hour while he had his mugshot (above) and fingerprints taken. He was sentenced to three years probation and counseling, because apparently that’s the most punishment they can dish out to an anti-Semitic woman-beater who drinks too much and also happens to be famous these days.
I feel like I have to point out how ass-backwards it is that Lindsay Lohan has spent more time in the slammer for harm she’s caused only to herself than Mel and Charlie Sheen have spent ever. Both Mel and Charlie are repeat offenders who show a much greater threat to society than Lindsay, who seems to be a favor shoplifting a cocaine to physical abuse. Why are these guys repeatedly getting a slap on the wrist from the justice system (and in Sheen’s case, being glorified in the media as some Tiger Blood-drinking superhero,) while Lindsay MAYBE stole a dumb necklace and will probably serve a small sentence for it.
Perhaps it’s obvious to cry sexism here, but it’s not so obvious that anyone’s doing anything to change things.