Citing "spare the rod, spoil the child," far too many Americans believe that when it comes to punishing children, that which doesn't kill them will make them stronger.
We think we've come a long way, baby. Not! Today's teens have shown that we're still living out patriarchal myths dating back at least five thousand y...
While Rihanna and Chris are getting their heads on straight, here's a list of troubled relationships for them to study.
The next abusers of Rihanna are likely to be her young, female fans.
This incident provides us with an opportunity to engage in a broader discussion about violence against women.
Now is not the time for young people inspired during the election cycle to fall into complacency. Instead, their energy should be channeled into the fight to end domestic violence.
When a woman begins to feel that abuse is forgivable, and indeed, acceptable, the psychological effect is detrimental. For me, the story of 50-year-old Connie Keel drives this point home.
Advocates are railing against Brown after Rihanna has returned to him, while cautiously chiding the victim for her failure to take the needed steps, both for women at large, and to preserve her own well-being.
If Brown is to make changes, it may help him to see the public fallout of his behaviour. Unlike many other mollycoddled stars, he may be realizing that actions come with consequences.
At the risk of blaming the victim, I have to voice a bit of collective anger about Rihanna's decision to go back to Chris Brown.
Pop singer Mya has released a portion of her...
The Chorus is angry that Rihanna would go back to Chris, but studies show domestic violence victims find it difficult to leave their abusers. Just look at how many of us stayed in America during the Bush years.
How come the majority of people vocal about violence against Rihanna have been white women? How come black women as have not come together as a collective to say enough is enough?
What is a hapless pop star supposed to do with his Saturday nights once his dating privileges have been suspended? I'd suggest sitting quietly and meditating on the wrongness of his actions.
This is supposed to be one of those golden "teachable" moments for parents, when you sit them down and say, if a boy ever hits you, run like hell and tell someone.
Battered singer Rihanna has returned to her boyfriend, the angelic-faced hip-hop singer, Chris Brown. Young, beautiful, talented and rich, they seemed...