The incident between Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren has been all over the news and even prompted a Saturday Night Live Skit.


As you can see, or you certainly have heard, the skit suggests that Tiger is being abused by Elin. While such speculations have not been validated either by Tiger or the police, the skit portrays a terrified Tiger who reiterates popular excuses people make to hide their partner’s abuse. An additional layer to this is that Rihanna was the musical guest for that evening’s SNL show.

This is not the first time and certainly not the last that corporate media minimizes domestic violence through the use of humor. In this specific instance, we must ask ourselves if this is humorous because the potential victim is male and consider the ramifications of that.

How have people been using this video or other such examples to talk about the prevention of domestic violence? Has there been any resistance? What kind of actions are your audiences taking in response to this skit? Did people have reactions to this skit being aired on the night that Rihanna was the musical guest?