“I’ll beat up Blake when I’m drunk…If he says one thing I don’t like then I’ll chin him.”–U.K. singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, speaking about her relationship with her new husband

I’ve noted on many occasions that research shows that domestic violence by women against men is a significant problem, and the “woman as victim/man as perp” model for domestic violence is a gross distortion.

U.K. singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse (pictured) recently bragged openly about physically abusing her husband. Men who beat their wives are locked up, stigmatized, and vilified–and rightfully so. Yet here a high-profile woman admits–no, brags–that she beats her husband, and it’s OK. No backlash or even recognition that this is wrong.

Winehouse is set to perform at Lollapalooza in August and has a hit high on the charts. Somehow I find it hard to believe that a man who brags about getting drunk and beating his wife would be welcomed at Lollapalooza, or anywhere else.

Winehouse: ‘I attack Blake’
UK News Yahoo, 6-12-07

Soul superstar Amy Winehouse turns “violent and abusive” after too much alcohol and often attacks new husband Blake Fielder-Civil. The Rehab singer admits she becomes aggressive after drinking alcohol and uses her husband as a “punch-bag” – but insists she is “not a fighter”.

She says, “I’m either a really good drunk or I’m an out-and-out s**t, horrible, violent, abusive, emotional drunk.

“I’ll beat up Blake when I’m drunk. I don’t think I have ever bruised him, but I do have my way. If he says one thing I don’t like then I’ll chin him.

“I’m not a fighter, but if I am backed against the wall I’ll kick the s**t out of anyone.

“I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.”

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