I just found out that some bloke hit my mother. HIT. MY. MOTHER. Maybe, I shouldn't talk about it, maybe its just something thats a little too personal for the Internet. Domestic violence is something that can happen to the most unsuspecting couples. It's also something that should be talked about. The more people talk about it, the more light will be shed on the issue. My mother did call the police, but she didn't press charges because of his previous record. Thats right, a previous record kept my mother from filing a report against this POS. Of course she should have filled a report, but that's my mother for you. Always, being considerate and looking out for someone other than herself. Hopefully, my mother gets the help she needs to stay away from this guy. I love my mother and hate this person for what he did to her.
Does this image perpetuate violence? Perhaps, but some asshole hit my mom, and I'm not in a relationship with him..
Recently, domestic violence has been getting media attention because of the Eminem song 'Love the Way you Lie'. Some people say that the song glorifies physical violence. Although, if anyone were to sing about abuse, Rihanna and Eminem have some knowledge. I don't think this song specifically glorifies anything, even though it could have been more clear about the dangers of abuse. The house catches on fire towards the end, but it still ends with Megan Fox and that guy from lost cuddling together. WTF? What message does that send out to young girls? It's ok if he hits you, you'll have great make-up sex. The media needs to be unified against certain things. Abuse is one of those things.
If you suspect someone you know is in an abusive relationship, speak out and if you think your in one yourself, get help. National Domestic Violence Hot line: 800-787-3224