I tend to agree, the fact of no mention of innocent until proven guilty has come up yet is bothersome.
Who the hell knows what happened? Nobody here is defending hitting women, it's trying to evaluate if it even happened.
What CR is hitting at is, because this is man on woman, we take it and assume it happened just as she told the story. Looking at it if a woman domestically abused a man, it would be a joke to us. Nobody here is saying "well she had it coming." Far from that.
Actually, the thread-of-consciousness I'm posting on isn't even about the Varlamov situation specifically (said this in my first post). It was more addressing something Carter-for-president said in a post, a blanket statement about how too many men are hitting women. In a perfect world, no one would resort to violence ever. But what I was pointing out was that every case isn't always about some guy just beating a woman senseless...and I think that's how most people view domestic abuse...very black-and-white.