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Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Have to Say it...

I normally wouldn't post anything from TMZ on my blog (unless it was something really, really funny or ridiculous) but I just saw this picture and I had to. This is a picture of Rihanna taken by police the night Chris Brown attacked her.

I just want to say that if you are in an abusive relationship right now, and you've either been too scared to do anything, or in denial, or maybe not even sure that what the person is doing to you IS abuse, please seek help. Nobody has the right to do this to you. There's nothing you could have done to justify it. No matter what they say, they're NOT sorry, and they WILL do it again. I hope beyond all hope that no one reading this IS going through this right now. But if you are... there's still a chance to get out of it. I don't want to get really morbid, but it occurred to me that this picture of Rihanna could have just as easily been a picture taken at the morgue, if he had gone *that* much further. Or if the person hadn't heard her screaming and called the police. Or if this had never been discovered, and 2 years from now he decided to push her out of a hotel window instead of "just" beating her in a car like he was in a fucking prize fight. Don't let this be you for one more day:


...and yes, a lesbian can be abusive against her lesbian girlfriend/wife (some people really don't know that, so I'm telling you). And words can be just as abusive as fists sometimes.

8 comments:

enigmaholding said...

Hey, thanks for getting serious and saying this.

Southern Comfort said...

Thank you for posting this. Someone in an abusive relationship may see this and get the help they need. Sometimes it only takes hearing it one more time, and this could be the final push they needed to acknowledge what is going wrong in their life.

Anonymous said...

i just wanted to add that it is also NOT OK if a parent or other relative/friend treats you this way. take it from someone who has been there. someone who is 26 and still dealing with the consequences of letting it continue far too long.

Solo said...

very good point with "this picture of Rihanna could have just as easily been a picture taken at the morgue"...i ve heard that she already has forgiven him ,but I hope she hasnt nd that this can turn huge...like example for some women who think its okey to be beaten once in while...that they deserve it... I hope Rihanna gets better soon,but is not afraid to talk about it nd be role model in smtg so ugly...

Tina-cious.com said...

OMG -- Chris Brown is a fucking asshole!!!

Diane said...

thank you...

sandra said...

...and yes, a lesbian can be abusive against her lesbian girlfriend/wife (some people really don't know that, so I'm telling you). And words can be just as abusive as fists sometimes.


sooo true! and i am no longer in that relationship, yay!! =)

seen the light- don't miss the closet said...

i don't understand how anyone can be cruel enough to do that to someone- especially someone they "love". it shocks me that so many people just take it, too! i would never allow someone to do that to someone else if i saw it!