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I can remember watching the coverage of people protesting him before, during and after his trial and at times it got ugly. Things got even worse once the Eagles signed him to their roster. Folks were standing outside the Eagles practice facility with all kinds of hateful signs and saying things that I care not to repeat. Animal rights groups like PETA and ASPCA were in full protest as well. PETA eventually got Mike to become a spokesman for the organization but that didn’t even get people off of his back. Now I can completely understand why people were upset. There are a lot of dog lovers in this country and around the world for that matter. So I get it. Killing innocent dogs is just ridiculous and inexcusable.
What I can’t wrap my mind around is why there hasn’t been the same type of outcry over the behavior of “Big” Ben Roethlisberger. On more than one occasion he has been accused of sexual assault. Now granted he wasn’t charged with any crime. Not because he may not have done anything but because there wasn’t enough evidence to bring him to trial. Now I can hear those people in support of “Big Ben” saying, “he wasn’t convicted”. You’re completely right about that. However, his behavior was shameful enough for there to be a public outcry especially from women’s rights groups like the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Amnesty International NYC Women’s Human Rights Group. The NFL thought enough of what he was accused of to suspend him for four games this season. You and I both know that where there is smoke, there is fire. He may not have been convicted of any crime in a court of law but someone’s mother, wife, sister or even baby girl was disrespected by Ben. However, no one seemed to care.
Now I’ve got a wife, mother, sister and a baby girl and I love them dearly. Our women are the seeds of life. They are the comforters that allow us to make it in this cruel world. My wife and our women were taken from a man’s rib so they are of man‘s flesh. So when they are hurting we should be hurting. The two can’t be separated. So why have we put dogs before the very one’s that continue to love, support and encourage our dreams and imaginations? Our women should always be respected because they are the very foundation of our existence. Do we really love our dogs more than our women?