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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Stands with Rihanna "She is Not Responsible for the Violence Perpetrated Against Her"

Posted in Uncategorized by abatteredmother on March 11, 2009


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March, 2009

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NCADV Stands With Rihanna:

"She is Not Responsible for the Violence Perpetrated Against Her"

When singer Chris Brown reportedly assaulted his girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna, following an argument on Sunday, February 8th, there was an immediate public outcry of support for Rihanna..
Visibly battered and bruised, Rihanna has joined the ranks of millions of women, becoming part of a horrifying statistic of 1 in 4 women who will be beaten by their intimate partners during their lifetimes.  
By Wednesday, February 11th, however, the tune had changed.  With new information alleging that Rihanna had begun the argument herself, public support began to waver. Some implied, and others firmly stated, that because Rihanna may have started the argument, she deserved the subsequent abuse she suffered. Now as stories circulate about the couple’s reunion, support for Rihanna seems to be waning even more.
This is unacceptable. Read more.

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