Tag Archives: domestic violence

Is this Justin Timberlake video trying to make domestic violence sexy?


A woman is dragging her man on the back of her truck. Is this sexy or should we simply call it what it is…domestic violence. Share your thoughts.

NJ Mother of 2 Terri Thompson the victim of horrific domestic violence

Read the linked story:
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Fnew_jersey&id=9061681

CBS Big Bang Theory’s funny take on Domestic Violence

Just finished watching Big Bang Theory  and I was surprised that one the main characters gave his girlfriend a spanking as a form of punishment. Of course it was played for laughs but is domestic violence ever funny? No, but it just keeps happening.

How do you celebrate the life of Jovan Belcher and still hold him accountable for his murderous acts?

On Saturday December 1st Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins, and then he drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself to the horror of his coach and GM. The team struggled to remember the guy that they knew on the field, but they could not forget to acknowledge his murderous act. It was a difficult balance that the team had to strike. His jersey and helmet were hung in front of his locker, but should you set up a memorial to a murderer? Do you celebrate the life of a man who killed the mother of his own child? Can you sympathize with his pain without forgetting the pain that he caused? Does the word tragedy do justice to the hurt his actions caused? As we watched Coach Romeo Crenell at the after game news conference he talked about the victim Perkins and the killer Belcher. He called it a tragedy as if Belcher died in an accident, but he didn’t. He caused this by first killing Perkins and then killing himself. He made choices that fateful day. He is said to have shot his girlfriend 9 times. Nine shots indicates he meant to kill her. Belcher was a Long Island, NY native and the people in his neighborhood held a candlelight vigil and his trophies were on this display, and it is their right to celebrate the young man that they knew, but it is hard to celebrate the life of a man who killed Zoey’s mother and then forced two men to watch him kill himself. Share your thoughts.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/02/15622026-friends-chiefs-jovan-belcher-and-girlfriend-had-strained-relationship?lite

Does Stand Your Ground Apply to Domestic Violence Cases?

This post was written by Headline News Richelle Carey. The interesting case of Marrisa Alexander. Read the link and tell me what you think.

http://www.richellecarey.com/2012/04/does-stand-your-ground-apply-to-domestic-abuse/

Black and Bleu Burger inspired by Chris Brown and Rihanna…pulled from the menu

We all know that Chris Brown beat up his girlfriend Rihanna. Domestic violence is not a joke, but an Atlanta resteraunt decided it would be cute to have a burger they called “Black and Bleu”, and they tweeted it was inspired by Chris Bown and Rihanna. Read the linked story for the details, but I’ll just say this was wrong on all levels.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/rihanna-chris-brown-sandwich-chops-hops-menu_n_1378701.html

Chris Brown on the Grammys, but some of his fans just don’t get it

I was glad to see Chris Brown on the Grammys last night. He committed a crime and he was punished for it, and now it is good to see him out doing what he does best-singing and dancing, but we can not minimize his acts. What is disheartening is to see the reactions of some of his ardent fans to last night’s performance. While on Twitter this morning I saw this link and it just shows how some young women still don’t get it.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/horrible-reactions-to-chris-brown-at-the-grammys

If he slaps you once will he slap you again?

This weekend I got into a heated argument concerning domestic violence. I believe that if a man slaps you once you need to leave and not look back. The person I was discussing this with said that it could be a one time scenario and there should be discussion and possible forgiveness. So what do you think: one slap and out or is this time for discussion and possible counseling?

Johnny Depp apologizes for comparing rape to being photographed

In a recent Vanity Fair article Johnny Depp compared being photographed to being raped. He said that he found being photographed a “weird” experience. “You just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped. The whole thing. It feels like a kind of weird…just weird, man… Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like – you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid,” said Depp, 48. Depp released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for his “regretful” comments, after objections were raised by a rape victims support group. “I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling,” Depp said.* he went on to say “I understand there is no comparison and I am very regretful. In an effort to correct my lack of judgment, please accept my heartfelt apology,” the actor added.” Unless you are a rape victim you can not compare anything to the brutal act of rape. Depp has apologized for his poor choice of words but does he really get the point? Tell me what you think.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-johnnydepp-idUSTRE7945FT20111005

Taylor Armstrong keeps talking about her dead husband…does this help anyone?

Last week Taylor Armstrong of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills appeared on Entertainment Tonight talking about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her dead husband. Russell Armstrong committed suicide a few weeks ago. Taylor cried as she recounted her tales of abuse but it simply something very wrong about hearing all of these stories when her husband the alleged abuser is dead. This is not an effort to excuse the abuse but it does seem morbid to keep seeing her popping up on television. Tomorrow Taylor will share her story on Dr. Phil’s show. My question is do you think this actually helps anyone?