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Rihanna and Chris Brown

Let’s talk about dating violence!

No, seriously. I don’t think I have to recap the Rihanna / Chris Brown debacle but just in case, here’s what allegedly happened in 15 seconds or less: There was a txt message from some girl to Chris Brown asking for a booty call, Rihanna saw it and got angry, they argued, she got out of the car, he pulled her back in and started to hit her. Violence ensued.

Let’s just get this out there: VIOLENCE IS NOT OKAY. IT IS NOT OKAY FOR A GUY TO HIT A GIRL, EVER.

But apparently this situation, aggravated tenfold by the stupid media, got even worse.

According to this article "Teenage Girls Stand by Their Man."

One girl said that she “thought she [Rihanna] was lying or that the tabloids were making it up.” After seeing a picture of the beat up Rihanna, she quickly changed their answer to, “She [Rihanna] probably made him [Chris Brown] mad for him to react like that…you know like bring it on? She probably feels bad that it was her fault, so she took him back.”

NO. Please don’t tell me that this is what teenage girls are thinking?

But in a way I sort of can’t blame teenage girls totally when “credible” news sources like the New York Daily News suggest that Rihanna could use anger management classes along with Chris Brown. They even go so far as to add "It didn't help that Rihanna grabbed the keys out of his rented Lamborghini and threw them down the street. She knew it would really infuriate Chris, and it worked."

Yeah. Or she was trying to escape his abuse.

Let's go over this. If a guy hits you it's not your fault. If you're having an argument, you're having an argument you're not asking him to hit you. Physical violence is wrong and it's against the law. 

I really wish the media would have stepped up on this one and used as an opportunity to spread awareness rather than to add to the fire.

Bottom line: domestic violence is not okay. If Rihanna’s situation sounds similar to your own or someone you know, please go to: http://www.ncadv.org/protectyourself/GettingHelp_128.html and get help{exp:tagstripper:tagsToSave tags="h1"}{body}{/exp:tagstripper:tagsToSave}



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