Sunday, November 8, 2009

Domestic Abuse

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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.


  1. so, so true. just today i finished a book called 'dreamland' by sarah dessen. Its about a girl who falls in luve with a guy. and everything is hunkydory until he starts hitting her whenver she's late on their dates and when he sees her just talking or standing next to another boy. it was really sad. in the end, the guy kicks her onto the ground- she has bruises all over her body - but lucky someone sees and he is arrested and she goes into rehab. still, a good book that can relate to rihannas situation.

  2. keep up the good work!