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all this talk about ray rice and the abuse that his wife (then fiancee) sustained has really bothered me.  

only a few months ago, a CEO of a major corporation was fired for kicking and jerking a dog in an elevator.  He was sitting the dog for a friend and didn’t know how to properly handle the dog.  He mistreated the dog and it was caught on tape.  The company was about to fire him when he decided to ‘resign’.  

If a tough sentence is good for a person who kicks a dog; it should certainly be good enough for a man who knocks his wife unconscious and drags her body on the floor.  

partner violence is a very serious issue that many people including teens have to deal with. 

it’s so hard for the victim to get help. part of the cycle of violence is for the abuser to make the victim feel bad about themselves as a person to the point where they would take the violence and not recognize they should draw the line and leave.

what victims need are supporters who help them understand their value and make it clear where the line is.  not people like paul george!  second guessing said a lot. it gives his wife (former fiancee) the message that maybe his behavior wasn’t that bad. but it was!   thankfully many people have spoken on the side of denouncing ray rice’s behavior.   

Lets all stand up and support all the victims of partner violence and let the NFL know they needed to draw the line.

 

If you or someone you know is a victim of partner violence

get support by calling

National Domestic Violence Hotline for Teens

1-800-331-9474

or

text ‘loveis’ to 22522

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This Valentine’s Day, remember it’s not all about balloons and flowers.  Most importantly it’s about being in a safe, loving and healthy relationship.

If you or a teen girl you know has a question about relationships, visit loveisrespect.org or text “loveis” to 22522.

Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them.


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