"I also knew exactly when to insert a small body between the fist and her face, a skill no child should ever have to learn… but there was nowhere to go for help. Worse, there were those who condoned the abuse. I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, ‘She must have provoked him,’ or, ‘Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.’ They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it."
— Patrick Stewart, The Legacy of Domestic Violence (via cocknbull)
(Source: robotvoices, via cocknbull)
What Kristen Stewart did was wrong obviously and I don’t condone cheating but the fact she’s getting dropped from a movie while a rapper who beat the shit out of his girlfriend is winning Grammys is disgusting
whats even more disgusting is the fact that the only abusive person people are STILL talking about is a black man. all the white guys get a free pass apparently. michael fassbender dragged his girlfriend from a moving car and blew out her knee. sean penn held madonna hostage and tortured her for nine hours. charlie sheen shot his fiancee, knocked out a woman because she refused to have sex with him, and abused at least four other women in his life. matthew fox beats women. mark wahlberg beat a vietnamese man with a pipe until it blinded him because he was a poc. sean connery abused his ex wife. david hasselhoff abused his wife and children. mel gibson threatened his ex wife. christian slater groped women on the street. all of these white men have had work since they have done these things so why is it that the only person that is still constantly brought up and torn down a black man? hmmm?
Have you seen pictures of the people Fassbender et al. hurt all beat up and bloody? I haven’t. But you know who I have seen a picture of after she was beaten? Rihanna. She was beaten by Chris Brown and there were pictures of the aftermath.
Images are incredibly powerful. An image can start a movement. No one did anything real about L.A. police targeting and beating black men until they saw video footage of it. And for only white people not getting flack: Bobby Brown beat Whitney Houston, and nobody talks about it except to make some gag on T.V.
I’m not saying Chris Brown always being an example has nothing to do with his race, but I believe it has much more to do with the pictures of what he did.