"Ladies, don't do what Solange did to Jay Z because some guys won't react like Jay Z - they will react like Ray Rice." If Stephen A. Smith would have simply explained it to people this way, he wouldn't of created the shit storm he did.
He should have given examples of "elements of provocation.” Because contrary to popular belief, in certain situations with men hitting women, there is one. Andrew Schulz and I had a discussion with Melyssa Ford about a month ago about things that could possibly provoke men to hit them on our #BrilliantIdiots podcast, and she kept it 100. The moral of the story: everybody needs to keep their hands to themselves.
Watch Melyssa Ford recall a time where she provoked domestic violence below.