3.08.2009

domestic violence

we all know what has been in the news about chris brown and rihanna. and it's sad that it is taking celebrities to draw attention to a problem that runs rampant in our society. here are a few statistics for you:

  • 1 in 4 women will be abused in her lifetime.
  • women who were murdered in a domestic violence incident had called the police an average of 5 times before the murder.
  • it is estimated that over 5 million women are abused each year.
  • domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
  • in 60-75 percent of households in which a partner is abused, a child is also abused.
i wrote several papers on this in my undergrad and grad programs. i have also written about it here, here, and here. i could go on and on about this, but hear this...it is never ok to be hurt! it is never ok to be hit, belittled, controlled, isolated, or raped. no one ever deserves it. period.

in the words of oprah..."if a man hits you once, he will hit you again."

and i say...you deserve better than that because you are the daughter of the King.

1 comment:

Rae said...

Amen, Oprah. Amen!