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Extra Post #1 – Domestic Violence Response

Posted in Social Media Course, Uncategorized with tags , , on April 1, 2009 by Dave T

Response post to Sassing Me’s “Domestic Violence” post.  From a man’s perspective:

Hilary, I couldn’t agree more.  Remember the old adage “if he does it once, he’ll do it again”?  In Rihanna and Chris Brown’s case, this is allegedly true.   So sad that two mega stars, one a beautiful grammy-award winning Pop icon, the other a rising R&B star, could be entagled in such devastating fiasco – both equally at risk of losing their star power.

Why both of them?  Rihanna has become an icon – looked up to by girls of all ages because of her rise to fame and sheer beauty.  A girl who was visibly beaten by her love interest (allegedly), yet still decided to reunite with Brown.  What type of example is she setting for youth around the world – that’s is perfectly acceptable to be beaten by “the one you love”?  Seriously…

And, Chris Brown, if the charges turn out to be true, is at severe risk of losing his star power simply because he is below scum of the Earth.  Anyone that would raise a hand to a woman is worth nothing at all. 

According to an AtHealth survey, 2 out of 3 females in this population have been attacked by a family member or a person with which they are acquainted.  And, over 45% of battered women routinely take back them men who have assaulted them in the past – however, women who leave their batterers are at a 75% greater risk of being killed by the batterer than those who stay.  And, a woman in the United States is beaten every 7.4 seconds.  What startling statistics…

I cannot fathom for the life of me how a man can say “I do it because I love you.”  Mostly, according the Domestic Violence Fact Sheet, male abusers typically follow a “Cycle of Domestic Violence” behavior wheel.  It begins with tension building, then violence, then seduction.  Women, too, go through their own cycle – Love, Hope and Fear.

Take it from a man’s perspective.  Any man with any worth, would never lay a hand on a woman.