Thursday, March 5, 2009
RIHANNA: WE KNOW THE WHOLE STORY!
REPRINTED FROM I LOVE LAS VEGAS MAGAZINE BLOG
Let's get something straight right now.
It is NEVER okay for a man to hit a woman! It is criminal and almost as importantly, it is the sign of a coward.
We have all read the news about singer Rihanna being viciously beaten by her boyfriend, former star Chris Brown. The attack was brutal and no matter what transpired prior to the beating, uncalled for. We here have sat by and watched celebrity after celebrity say "we don't know the whole story...". What exactly could be "the whole story" that caused this coward to punch, bite and threaten to kill Rihanna? What kind of man bites a woman who is strapped into her car seat? Waiting. That's what we thought.
We have made it a point to avoid controversial issues here because we want to be the place you go to find out the latest news and info about our favorite place, The LV. There's enough doom and gloom in the world and you can read all of it somewhere else. However, my personal experience with domestic violence in my own family combined with my "Boss Lady" Carole McCabe-Joy's escape from an abusive husband many years ago brought us to the point where we could no longer sit on the sidelines. If we sat on the sidelines we would be no better than those celebrities who say "we don't know the whole story".
We know the whole story. Domestic violence is the whole story. It's the beginning. It's the end.
I have a 6 year old niece who loves Rihanna. I can't let her think that getting a beat down from her boyfriend or any man is okay. It took Carole McCabe-Joy years to erase the memories of being abused. If we as a society don't stand up and scream ENOUGH then we as a society have failed my niece and all of the women who have been victims of cowardly men who use their fists instead of their heads.
Following is a list of places to help victims of domestic violence. PLEASE help these places help others. If you are a victim yourself, please, call one of these places or, more importantly, the police, and get help NOW!
The Vegas Style Guy
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
SHADE TREE SHELTER