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...
Just a few short months ago, Chris Brown was the kind of young man you'd want your daughter to go to prom with; today he is the one you'd warn her to ...
Like the abuser of Rihanna, there must be accountability for public as well as private crimes.
Chris Brown has been charged with 2 felonies over the alleged beating of girlfriend and pop star Rihanna. While Brown is free on $50,000 bail, his c...
According The Sun, Rihanna will not testify against Chris Brown. However, California law allows prosecutors to charg...
Free to Be U.N. Me: New York City on Twenty Rial a Day
By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
This is hardly the first time a victim's identity has been revealed and her actions questioned by the media, and unfortunately, I doubt it will be the last.