I'm currently blogging this from my iPhone so I'll upload links and stuff when I'm near my computer.
Anyway, today I stumbled upon a tumblr post stating they don't know which is sadder, people who don't know who Paul McCartney is or women stating they would let Chris Brown beat them. That's kind of a no brained to me. Those who don't know who Sir McCartney is clearly don't know how to use google, but those ladies are serious just because Chris Brown is "sexy, attractive, etc, etc".
This is a HUGE problem ladies. You have more self worth than to let some nasty ass woman beater to beat the shit out of you. Excuse the somewhat harsh language, but he shouldn't even have a career in my opinion. After what he did to Rihanna he should have been shunned from music indefinitely. We are sending our girls the wrong message. We're telling everyone "hey, it's okay to beat the shit out of your girlfriend. You'll still have a career!", that's disgusting.
Reading all those tweets about how these ladies would let Chris Brown beat them is just something I can't wrap my brain around. Hitting another human being, especially a woman, is NEVER okay. NEVER. I don't care what your personal feelings are towards Rihanna saying that, god forbid, "she deserved it", makes you just as guilty as Chris Brown was in hitting her.
There's never an acceptable to reason to lay a hand on a lady. NEVER EVER. There's never a reason to victim blame either. Who are you to say that someone deserved to get beat up? Woman are several victims of abuse everyday, whether it be by their husbands, boyfriends, fathers, mothers, or just someone they trust there's no reason for this. Some of these ladies are too afraid to leave the abusive situation, which can lead to them being murdered. Is that okay? No.
Society we need to wake up and treat our women better. We need to wake up and see what is happening to them and what potentially could happen. We have to know the signs of an abusive relationship and we need to be their strength to get them out of that relationship. They can't do this alone. We also need to teach our girls that it's never okay for someone to lay a hand on you. It's never okay for them to make you believe that you deserve it.
I'm stepping off my soap box for a bit but I'm still REALLY upset about this Chris Brown thing. Seriously. It's time to wake up everyone.