A disturbing story from Rayanne Thorne (follow her on Twitter at @Ray_anne). I think it’s important to share this one with friends and, especially, daughters.
Nothing new here, but worth the revisiting. The story of Travis Taylor Frey and his wife was posted on TheSmokingGun.com in 2006, with the emphasis on a bizarre “contract of wifely expectations.” I won’t steal another site’s content, so you can find the document itself here. It’s pretty appalling. A jury of eleven men and one woman found him guilty of third-degree sex abuse and domestic assault. He was sentenced to ten years in prison with the ultimate term depending on his progress in sex offender and batterer rehab programs.
I followed up on some loose ends with TheSmokingGun’s story … i.e. Frey appealed his conviction, but an appellate court affirmed the conviction. Further, there was a mention of child pornography on Frey’s computer, for which he was sentenced to an additional five years in prison.
My guess is that you can’t top this story, although you undoubtedly know of stories in which the outcome for the victim was much worse. If you want to delve more deeply into the subject, you might want to read Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life. The Travis Frey excerpt can be found here on Google Books.
This is just a hoot … justice is served to a tail-gating, finger-flaunting idiot. I hope your employer, coworkers AND your momma see this, Buddy. You can read the full story (and see the jerk’s name) on the Huffington Post.
Now, if we could just teach Florida Driver to shoot her videos in landscape. Still, she captured everything that was important. Way to go!
I’ve used this website to joke about jerkiness. I’ve always thought of this site as covering a range of jerks: from loveable jerks to the mid-range of jerky men with no manners, no honesty and no sensitivity. However, we’ve seldom touched on the extreme jerks … the abusers of women and (sometimes) children. According to the 2012 Truth About Abuse Survey Report, published by Mary Kay Inc., business is up at domestic violence shelters. If you think of yourself as abused, you don’t need to hang around. Get help, get out. Please.
From the last page of the report: If you know someone who is being abused or if you are being abused, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline to learn about local resources. The hotline is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It is anonymous and confidential. 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224 or thehotline.org. Note that there is always a computer record of activity and an abuser may know how to access it without a survivor knowing. Learn more technology safety tips at nnedv.org/internetsafety.html.