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As an activist and writer, I’m concerned with using language that connects with people, and seeking frames that have impact.
With this issue, perhaps one useful frame is that of personal stories. As I was surfing the intertubes on this topic, I ran across this video on teen dating violence (warning, 13 minutes long). While both the linked video and Oprah’s show yesterday focus on both sides of the gender divide, they also both make clear that this issue effects women disproportionately.
Winfrey offered Rihanna advice on her Friday show, saying, "Heal yourself first and also, love doesn't hurt." She also told the couple they should seek counseling.
Winfrey says the Thursday episode is "dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world."A Los Angeles police affidavit alleges that on Feb.
Oprah Winfrey says pop star Rihanna's alleged beating by singer boyfriend Chris Brown has the talk show queen so sad that she'll do a show dedicated to dating violence this week.
The hourlong episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will air live from Chicago on Thursday.
This show of sympathy to an attacker is ill-placed in my opinion and sends the wrong message to children involved in abusive relationships.I felt some relief in hearing that most of the teens asked said that they were disappointed that Rihanna went back to the abusive relationship. When asked why she felt this way, the young girl said that she heard that Rihanna hit Chris first and that he was probably just reacting to that.Tyra, who was candid about her abusive relationship, spoke up and pointed out to the young teen that based on the pictures, clearly excessive force was used and that he had no right to use excessive force.My worry is based on the show's focus on Chris Brown and Rihanna, both of whom I believe are no longer teens. Oprah Winfrey has spoken out about dating violence and the Chris Brown assault on Rihanna.Rihanna and Chris Brown were both interviewed by Banks.I did not see the Oprah show yesterday, and would be interested in hearing from people who did see it. Media reports suggest that the show attempted to address both sides of the issue, but that the overall message was zero tolerance for violence against women. I have been giving this topic quite a lot of thought during the last couple of weeks, within a broader focus of violence against women.Winfrey and Tyra Banks hosted a live Oprah show from Chicago yesterday where the focus was dating violence.Winfrey dedicated the show “to all the Rihanna’s of the world.” The show has reignited the discussion of Brown’s assault on Rihanna, and at least one CNN male news anchor last night actively wished the topic would “go away.” Typical media reaction, wouldn’t you agree? It has been painful to watch the media parade of sympathy for Chris Brown while snubbing or reporting negatively on Rihanna and those who speak out against violence against women.Weeks later, rumors of their reconciliation were reported.On March 5, 2009, Chris appeared in court, charged with two counts of felony assault.