I guess I should clarify something, I didn't mean there is no violence in the real world against women, I deal with it almost everyday in my real job, and for the most part guys who beat their wives/girlfriends are complete pussies. I guess the horror movie image thing would be a better analogy if it was more obvious, like Dracula or something. But yeah I agree with mowtownjc, freedom of speech applies to everybody, even people you disagree with. Sometimes thats hard to accept.
Well, everybody has their limits. I don't like violent images with children as victims. i went to an art museum, a real, legitimate one, that featured a collection of works depicting some lunatic's private drawings...henry darger I think? A few of them were images of little girls being choked. I wanted to tear them off the walls...but this poster doesn't incite anything in me. I wouldn't own it or hang it in my house...and I can't stand a wife/girlfriend beater. You're right though, if this was some newbies first poster he/she would get lambasted. Despite the cool halftones and dynamic, action-packed photo.