Celebrity victims of dating violence
Interestingly, LGB victims of teen dating violence were more likely to seek help and advice than their heterosexual counterparts.
Researchers stress the importance of prevention and intervention efforts to address the needs and vulnerabilities of LGB and transgender victims of dating violence.
Alex came to understand that only those who pressed charges ever became truly free, because the life they were leading was a prison, even if most of them wouldn’t admit it.” You become silently enraged, both at the person who is dominating you and at yourself for allowing the domination.
Someone else is in control of your life, just as assuredly as if you were a slave obeying orders.
The same organization also reports that one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by a partner during their lifetime. While it’s as important as ever to show that any type of violence against your S. (or honestly, anyone) is never to be tolerated, it’s hard to clearly send that message when it seems that the public — and even more so, Hollywood — is constantly forgiving celebrity perpetrators of domestic assault, believing that their “art” outweighs their personal choices.
We need to stop giving alleged assailants recognition and praise for their artistic work while turning a blind eye to their brutal indiscretions.
There’s a phrase, “the elephant in the living room,” which purports to describe what it’s like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser.
People outside such relationships will sometimes ask,“How could you let such a business go on for so many years? ” And it’s so hard for anyone living in a more normal situation to understand the answer that comes closest to the truth; “I’m sorry, but it was there when I moved in.
Ten percent of high school boys also report having been physically or sexually assaulted by a dating partner, about the same rate reported in earlier surveys, according to a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
Boys and girls who have been victims of dating violence are more likely to get into fights, carry a weapon, use alcohol, use marijuana or cocaine and have sex with multiple partners the study says.
Researchers don't know if any of these events causes the others, however.
For example, they're more than twice as likely as others to consider suicide.
Boys who have faced dating violence are nearly four times as likely to have been bullied online; girls are more than twice as likely.