Teenaged girls gather to protest “date violence”. Who thinks of these things? Who organizes them? Kids looking to pad their college application resumes? Teachers in need of overtime? I told my daughters when they were young that if a boyfriend ever hit them they should leave and never, ever have anything further to do with him no matter how he apologized or promised to never do it again. It was, I said, a revelation of a permanently warped personality who could never be trusted.
Still good advice, I think. Don’t raise dishrags.