Monday, March 30, 2009

Overheard at the library. Ranty Edition.


re: Chris Brown (A conversation between two women. MOTHERS, no less)

"It takes two" "She ain't so innocent herself" "I heard she swung first" "they need to leave him alone."

I will admit to not paying a whole lot of attention to the situation. But even so, he sent her to the HOSPITAL. No wonder domestic violence is so prevalent with attitudes like this. No matter who "swung first," the fact that she needed to go to the hospital signals that something VERY, VERY WRONG happened.

And for these women to sit here in the library, discussing how what he did wasn't really that bad? He HIT her. HIT her. How can that not be that bad? And how can you, as mothers, be willing to accept the idea that hitting your partner is okay, no matter who started it?

Wow. Sorry. Apparently I needed to vent. With capital letters.

Let me reiterate: Hitting your partner is not okay. Sending your partner to the hospital is not okay. Legitimizing and Justifying the actions of a role model/celebrity who did so is not okay.

vent over. phew.


Cookie said...

Isn't it amazing how some people are reacting to that story? Call me old fashioned, but it's not okay for a man to hit a woman.


d.a.r. said...

I am so very disappointed in the reactions about this horrible story. So many people have the "so what?" response. Awful!

loquita said...

vent totally justified! i have been really disgusted by some overheard conversations on this subject too...

KJ said...

Thanks you guys, it's nice to be legitimized in my venting sometimes!