Many Boston teens surveyed say Rihanna is at fault for assault

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    nearly half the kids ask..said she was at fault...what in the world are we teaching kids as a society that they feel a young man has a right to beat down a young woman?


    Here's a conversation starter: Nearly half of the 200 Boston teenagers interviewed for an informal poll said pop star Rihanna was responsible for the beating she allegedly took at the hands of her boyfriend, fellow music star Chris Brown, in February.


    Of those questioned, ages 12 to 19, 71 percent said that arguing was a normal part of a relationship; 44 percent said fighting was a routine occurrence.

    The results of the survey, conducted by the Boston Public Health Commission across the city and equally among boys and girls, are startling for local health workers who see a generation of youths who seem to have grown accustomed, even insensitive, to domestic violence.

    "I think you'd have to be pretty jaded if you weren't startled by it," said Casey Corcoran, director of the health commission's new Start Strong program.

    The program began in the fall as part of a Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative, a private foundation program that was offered in 11 cities across the country. Corcoran said the four-year, $1 million competitive grant program will allow the city to train mentors and outreach workers to speak to 11- to 14-year-olds about the dangers of domestic violence.

    Corcoran said the Rihanna and Brown controversy, which is one of today's top entertainment news stories and a topic of conversation for young people, allows for teachers and parents to begin conversations about the dangers, and prevalence, of domestic violence.

    full article: Many Boston teens surveyed say Rihanna is at fault for assault - The Boston Globe
     
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    Well, here are the words from MY teen (13 yo girl)


    "Mom, why didn't Rihanna just beat the crap out of him! I would have knocked him down and he would have been crying like a baby!"


    There are teens out there that don't see this as acceptable. It's scary to think there are teens that do. Scary as hell.
     
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    Didn't Rihanna hit him first? My mom always told me, "Don't start nothing, and there won't be nothing."

    I think women have to take responsibility for their own actions. If you don't want a physical confrontation with a man, DON'T START ONE by throwing the first punch.
     
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    Funny, most men in the older generation would never hit a girl back if she punched him.

    Just saying.
     
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    Well, yeah, in theory you're never supposed to answer back. But I've always thought, if a girl really went medieval on my ass, I can't say I know how long I could hold before retaliating- though must likely the correct action would be to run away. And what if the girl can actually kick the shit out of you? I remember I was with this one girl who knew some crazy super blackbelt kung-fu- she could've turned me into a pretzel if she had wanted to. = O

    Well, but thankfully I've never been and hopefully will never be in that situation, but since we're on the subject, ths is what happens in India when you slap a girl back:

    [youtube]uWch9E-Xi64[/youtube]

    AHAHAHAHAHA!!!
     
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    Anyone who thinks him hitting her was acceptable has seen that garbage at home. It's disgusting.
     
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    They're both at fault. I see a lot of old-school "the guy should never hit the woman back" responses, but fact is, I've seen some downright SCARY women.

    The point that's being missed here is NEITHER person should EVER resort to physical violence. Nobody wins.
     
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    Absolutely true. But a) I think it's a leap to think she hit him first; and b) there's a huge difference in the damage she could do to him as opposed to vice versa.
     

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