Why Rihanna Couldn’t Leave Chris Brown… Of Pit Bulls, Cobras, Dr. Phil and Oprah

“I’m going to beat the shit out of you when you get home. You wait and see.”

…Chris Brown as said to Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Detailed in court documents read on Oprah’s show, March 6, 2009

“Yes, low self-esteem is a well-known factor in domestic abuse dynamics. But, people don’t stay in abusive relationships because they have low self-esteem. They stay because their partner has threatened to kill them if they leave. They stay because their partner has reinforced that threat with physical abuse and stalking…”

… Anne Caroline Drake speaks of what she knows personally in her article Rihanna: Should You Stay? Should You Leave?

Rihanna Choice

Anne Caroline Drake visited our blog and left words on the Rihanna/Chris Brown saga a few times. I guess you would call Anne an activist against domestic violence and child abuse. She met President Clinton three times and that is three times more than me.

I don’t know if she ever read our articles titled Beat Your Wife In Barbados? You Are Protected From The Police If You Live In A Gated Community! and Do We Need Signs Like This In Barbados? but I think she would appreciate them.

If you care about domestic violence or if you want insight into why women and Rihanna have difficulty leaving abusers, you should read her article on Rihanna and some of the other things she writes. Anne thinks Oprah and Dr. Phil are wrong about domestic violence and she has convinced me.

Shona with Cliverton

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6 responses to “Why Rihanna Couldn’t Leave Chris Brown… Of Pit Bulls, Cobras, Dr. Phil and Oprah

  1. kiki

    Men who face domestic abuse

    Shocking – but perhaps not surprising. We know it happens often. But what if the victim in such a case was a man – a young man?

    New statistics suggest that men in their early 20s are MORE likely to be abused by their partner than women the same age. It’s not a subject that’s much talked about.

  2. Wow! I’m humbled. Thanks to y’all for visiting my little web site.

    My first thought is that we could use some folks like y’all here in the United States. You are very funny, but you are also passionate and determined ~ nice blend to achieve change.

    My sense of Barbados is that it would be a lovely place to be ~ a place I’m not likely to ever be able to afford to visit.

    Yet, it doesn’t sound like things are much different when it comes to domestic violence. I don’t know if y’all know about the UN campaign or Eve Ensler ~ both would be great resources for your quest.

    Here in the US, women abused by wealthy and/or powerful men are pretty much on their own to survive as best they can. Sadly, even some of our domestic violence shelters will turn a deaf ear and/or will sell the woman out for a substantial donation.

    The reason I’m personally speaking out about domestic violence and child abuse is that a high-ranking judge put a gun to my head one night in our bedroom and said he could kill me and “get away with it.” He wasn’t kidding around.

    Nobody protected me. In fact, the police came over one night to beat me for his pleasure and enjoyment.

    As you are probably aware, our government here was so corrupt that one guy was able to steal $1 Billion of his investors money ~ one guy!!!

    So, I applaud all of you for what you are doing. Y’all are courageous and brilliant! I’m honored we connected, and I’m going to put you on my blogroll. I want to keep posted on what y’all are doing.

    And, I’m busy thinking of how I can use that billboard. Y’all have given me a lot to think about, and I thank you!

    Caroline

  3. Sundowner

    I read your article with great interest, makes so much sense, I hope everyone visiting this site reads it as well.

  4. kiki

    I bet you a dollar that it was a white judge that put a gun to your head right?
    .. a black one would have gone down mos def
    .. point is it’s wrong to have pre-conceived notions about individual cases or court cases would be purely based on statistics and biased family workers
    (women= good)
    (men=guilty).

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