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Everyone knows about the Chris Brown/Rihanna drama, but no one really knows how it started. Some say the beating was sparked by Rihanna beating Chris up first, which poses the question: is it ever really okay to to hit your boyfriend? People always want to point the finger at guys for hitting girls, but what happens when it’s the girl who’s always raising her fists? Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times weighs in on this topic below.

[From the Chicago Sun-Times]

I’ve got to give Eni Skoien credit for fighting back. After allegedly catching her husband, Gary Skoien, in the playroom with two hookers, Eni was charged with beating him with her fists and smacking him with a toy guitar.

I don’t condone violence.

In fact, my mantra is run, walk, crawl if you have to, to avoid violence.

But I can certainly understand why Eni Skoien couldn’t slink away.

Everybody knows that you don’t ever bring another woman into your wife’s home.

In this case, police said Gary Skoien, the former Cook County Republican chairman, told them he had two prostitutes not only in his home — but in his children’s playroom.

He’s lucky his wife didn’t grab a weapon.

He’s also quite the weasel.

After allegedly telling a responding officer that he did in fact “have prostitutes with him in the playroom when his wife caught him,” Gary Skoien now says the cops were wrong about the women being hookers.

“No money was exchanged. Nobody was naked,” he said later.

Gee. I should hope not.

But what were the two “female friends” doing at the home he shares with his wife and children at 1 a.m.?

How could you blame her?

Because Eni Skoien allegedly got angry enough to hit her husband, she was the one who had to spend two nights in jail.

And she’s the one who is featured in a police mug shot with her hair in a fright.

That’s pretty unfair.

Can you imagine what would have happened had the situation been reversed?

Had this 55-year-old man walked in and caught his 36-year-old wife with two strapping young men . . . in the children’s playroom . . . at 1 in the morning, it would have gotten ugly.

He wouldn’t have had to hit her. She would have fled.

If she didn’t move fast enough, he would have likely dragged her through the house and kicked her out of the front door.

Eni Skoien, who is 5 feet 4 inches and 110 pounds, couldn’t possibly drag the beefy Skoien out of the house.

All she could do was pummel him with fists and the closest object at hand, according to the charges.

Eni Skoien, who wasn’t accused of attacking the hookers, allegedly drew her husband’s blood.

“I called police because I thought I was going to be killed,” Gary Skoien told police.

Her husband has already secured a protection order keeping his wife away from him and their children, which is a mockery.

How many married women would have blamed Eni Skoien had she sneaked downstairs with a weapon and chased the man and the hookers out of her home?

Very few.

While the attack could legally be labeled domestic battery, morally Eni Skoien was defending herself against gross mental abuse…

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