The media has been talking a lot about domestic abuse and frankly I am glad that it is in the spotlight and people are talking about it.
Domestic abuse is a serious thing and having it blasted all over the media when it comes to Ray Rice and Mike Tyson with Robin Givens coming out, it has brought a lot of awareness into the media about domestic abuse and what the victims go through. I am so glad that Robin Givens is speaking out and telling a part of her story and explaining how now in the media it has changed compared to back then when she came forward about the abuse that she went through.
Now that we have paparazzi following celebrities and athletes around almost every corner and cameras in elevators that catch the deepest and darkest secrets of everyone that steps in them people can’t hide anymore.
You can’t hide your life in the world today between smart phones, social media and hell even this whole drone business your life is not private anymore. Someone somewhere knows things about you that you might not necessarily want to go public that could potentially be blasted across social media or hell the news someday.
In some insistence s I find it very sad and disheartening what some people do digging and getting into peoples business that so don’t belong but in insistence s like this it brings a light to domestic abuse and lets others know that they are not alone and shows them how to get through the abuse or how to get help.
It makes you wonder about how these men were raised, how they believe that this is all OK, how people believe that because someone is “famous” either by being an actor or being an athlete that they are automatically good people.
I do not know Ray Rice personally and I can not officially say if he is or is not a “good” guy but what I witnessed in the video clip from the elevator made me sick. It made me imagine myself being the one that was dragged outside of that elevator. NO ONE women or man should EVER have to go through something like that.
I do not care who hit who first. That does not make knocking someone on the floor and dragging them out of an elevator OK. Everyone is going to have their own opinion on this and anything for that matter but I can’t believe that this would EVER be OK to anyone if they pictured themselves as the victim.
Robin Givens appeared on the Today show this morning and talked about Why she stayed and her sitting on the Today show this morning with so much strength talking about what she went through gives me so much hope for other victims out there to not stand for this abuse anymore.
You can read and watch Robin’s appearance here —> http://www.today.com/health/robin-givens-domestic-abuse-ray-rice-incident-game-changer-1D80143747
My thoughts and prayers are going out for all the men and women that have ever been abused or are currently being abused. I pray that they get the strength to come forward and get out of the situation that they are in, I pray that these victims will be believed and not blamed for the abuse that they endured.