Since her brutal real-life attack, the public has expected Rihanna to be a role model for the millions of young fans who hang on her every lyric. But what has happened instead is actually way more enlightening.
In early June, advocates gathered in Albany to lobby for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. The bill seeks potential sentencing relief for those charged with crimes related to abuse against them.
I hear from a disheartening number of women who write in to relate their stories of pastors who, in one way or another, advised them to stick with their abusive husbands. How could these good, well-intentioned men give advice that's so egregiously wrong?
Right now, four women a day are killed in the U.S. by a partner they've loved. Let's stop accepting this violence as the way the world works, and make our own world a little better, and safer, today. Who's with me?