Topic: Abuse

Irish Group Says No Thanks To Working With Chris Brown Because They Don’t Endorse Lady Beaters

Irish Group Says No Thanks To Working With Chris Brown Because They Donât Endorse Lady Beaters

Chris Brown was rightfully charged with felony assault after punching then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Despite that those punches were heard around the world, Brown’s warm welcome back into the music industry as a convicted woman beater has been a little more than troubling. Especially since Brown has expressed zero remorse for his crime and famously tore apart a dressing room and broke a window when asked about Rihanna on live television. Compound that with the concerning sentiment that Brown’s domestic assault was sexy and you have quite the shitshow. And one that has produced a consistant victim-blaming narrative for many young fans to absorb. More »

Restaurant’s ‘Black And Bleu’ Rihanna Sandwich Wouldn’t Be In Poor Taste If It Only Mocked Chris Brown

Restaurant's 'Black And Bleu' Rihanna Sandwich Wouldn't Be In Poor Taste If It Only Mocked Chris Brown

Georgia restaurant Chops & Hops could use some sensitivity training for their social media team: They posted a photo of their new “black and bleu” sandwich to Facebook and cracked some not-funny jokes about Rihanna getting beaten by ex Chris Brown back in 2009. However, there is a way they can fix this marketing snafu. More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: Taking the Stand

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Taking the Stand

I’ve gotta say, I wasn’t expecting Fiona’s deposition against Bobby, her boyfriend who physically abused her last season, to be so fascinating. Fiona’s always been a flaky, spoiled rich girl, yet in “Chasing Pavements, Part 1″ we see her as a recovering addict who manages to keep a tight grip on her strength even as Bobby tries to paint her as her former self. Spoiler: She wins! But not without several interesting plotlines being set up for next week… Like when she tries to make out with Holly J! More »