Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Domestic Violence Is Real, Give K. Michelle More Respect #30in30

Whether or not K. Michelle was abused by Memphitz should not be a debate. Whether physical or verbal, abuse is a real issue.

The preview for the next episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta show K. Michelle really letting down her guard and talking about how she was physically abused in a relationship. Then it shows underground rapper Rasheeda telling K. Michelle that she doesn't believe her. This doesn't surprise me. Since the premiere of LHHA I've seen so many stones (in the form of words) thrown at K. Michelle for her confession.

This show wasn't her first time diving into her past dealings with abuse. It's been thrown around in some of her songs, such as her version of Lil Wayne's popular song "How To Love."
However, now in 2012 whenever the past issue is brought up in an episode of LHHA someone decides to throw a bunch of hate toward K. Michelle. Why do this? Why throw verbal hate to a woman who was physically abused and is trying to move past that phase in her life? Abuse is real. Below are some abuse statistics from a website I pulled from google.

"Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs."

K. Michelle did say that her abuser spent a lot of her money and affected her singing career. After reading that are you still going to argue with K. Michelle's story? Would you go to the hospital that the woman who was just brutally beaten by her husband/boyfriend was in and laugh at her? This show may be entertainment, but remember that these people's lives are real and there are people living similar stories to theirs.

I'm not an expert in this subject. However, I just feel that a woman suffering from a lot of pain, or even a little pain, should be comforted, pushed forward, and not have to continue to receive any more abuse after already being hurt.

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