Love Shouldn't Hurt

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Red Jumpsuits Apparatus said it best when they sung Head Down, “Do you feel like a man, when you push her around? Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground? Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's gonna end. /One day she will tell you that she has finally had enough.” The problem for women is figuring out when enough is really enough. Dating Violence is everywhere: in movies, on television shows, songs and newspapers, but some women are not willing to confide into someone for help. On April 5, 2005, teen tragedy was reported on ABC news, 20/20. Sixteen year old Marcus McTear stabbed and killed his girlfriend, Ortralla Mosley. Before that he continuously beat his former girlfriend, Rae Ann Spence. February 11, 2009,…show more content…
This is what happened with Rihanna. Fans all over the internet painted her as the bad person because Chris Brown was punished. In Spence’s case, her peers blamed her for the trouble, not McTear. Some women think no one will help them, they developed learned helplessness. Psychology professors Ruiz and Bonache performed a study that showed onlookers choice of action that when witnessing an episode of violence between a couple. The adolescent men showed more a more passive and empathy behavior; while the female adolescent tried to avoid the display (49). In Love’s instance, her boyfriend and other team players described previous fight s as personal scuffles that became physical. Instead of taking the violence seriously, the team players show little to no sympathy towards bawl. Lastly, they still have emotional attachment to the abuser. Rihanna, Love, Spence, and Mosley all went back their abusers at one point in time in their relationships because of their attachment. More than 80% of women stay in abusive relationship. (Bhatti).
In 1994, Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act. The VAWA Act improves criminal justice and community based on responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the United States (“Dating Violence”). This shows that we, as Americans, are moving in the right direction, but because women are not properly informed on the consequences and warnings of dating violence, it will remain
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