Republican Candidate: ‘Women Want Equality’ And Ray Rice’s Wife Got ‘Some Of It’

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Image credit: David Anthony Wiggins Facebook Page

While there have been many public reactions to Ray Rice’s attack on his wife, this might be one of the most cringe-worthy to date.

David Anthony Wiggins, a Republican currently running for Baltimore County sherrif, is facing backlash over his comments on an article No Wrong Door Program Director Alana Davenport posted on her Facebook page, in which she spoke about domestic violence and Janay Rice. In her post, Davenport wrote:

“There is a lot of victim-blaming [of Janay Rice] going on, which is just unacceptable.” [source]

In the comments, Wiggins replied:

“How is she a victim when she began the assault? Are you holding her blameless and to a higher standard? Did you watch as she continually assaulted him until he knocked her Jodi Badass out? Quit it with the sexist double standard.” [source]

Wiggins also pointed out “Women want equality” and added, “She got some of it.”

In his multiple rants on Davenport’s Facebook post, Wiggins remarked that people should “stop making excuses for female violence against men” and that Janay Rice “caused her own so-called victimhood by perpetrating violence.”

As several people following the post began to argue against Wiggins’ unpopular views, the misogynistic argument then took a racial turn. Wiggins wrote:

“Whites in general as a collective should shut the fuck up about violence, you’re the most violent people on the face of the planet collectively…None of you have a moral high ground to stand on when it comes to violence.”

There are only white Jew women on this thread telling me what black women think.” [source]

After Wiggins was tired of arguing with the commenters on Davenport’s post, he went to his own Facebook page and continued to post about white feminists, domestic violence and police brutality. Here are two of the posts he created:

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Wiggins’ comments about the Ray Rice incident and domestic violence in general are troubling. Under no circumstances should we put blame on or shame victims of abuse. If you or someone you know are a victim of domestic violence, please seek help. It’s not your fault.