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Domestic Violence is not something unheard of in Punjabi Culture.
In Feb 2009 (as you probably know), Rihanna (singer/mega-star) was brutally beaten by her boyfriend Chris Brown (also a singer/mega-star). There was a giant media uproar- and even a greater uproar when Rihanna went back to her abuser three weeks after the incident.
She became a stronger person though and dumped her abuser boyfriend, stating in an interview that it was because she wanted to be a good role model to the girls that looked up to her.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer (part of which I posted), she states " Don't react out of love, 'F' love" and tells other women who are victims of abuse to look at the situation from a third person perspective.
I posted this video today because domestic violence can affect anyone, no matter what culture you are from. Rihanna had the courage to get of a dangerous and potentially life-threatening relationship with her boyfriend, even though she loved him. I wish more Punjabi women in abusive relationships will look at their relationship from a third person perspective and realize that they deserve a better life than they are living.