I'm going to be a Devil's Advocate here. If Agassi was seen beating up Steffi Graf, there would be already 50+ posts here condemning or supporting Agassi... The social judgement of gender roles in this country still sets us as humans back according to progress.
Sure the boyfriend's 'manhood' can be called into question, but NOTHING is funny about abuse; whether it is the man or woman who is the victim.
You don't compromise convictions to be compassionate- Rick Warren