This is pretty hard to watch so watch at your own risk.
And obviously while domestic abuse affects all women of all races, Black women next to Native American (they have the highest reported case of domestic violence at a staggering 34%) women get it the worse!
I wanted to post this because in a previous post Evia brought up a point that there have been studies showing that when Black women get hit by Black men, very little restraint is given and they hit with full force. Here’s the proof.
NFL runningback Ray Rice knocks out his fiancé in an elevator. First, he spits on her, then gets in elevator and kicks her. Then she attempts to hit him back and he punches her so hard he knocks her out.
TEN he drags her limp body out of the elevator, Drops her face first onto the floor, doesn’t bother covering her up Just stands there kicking her legs together. And she finally comes too, and a man comes to assist in helping her get up while that bastard Ray Rice just stands there.
Sorry. But more and more we are seeing why Black women are going to be in deep trouble if they don’t start removing themselves from toxic people, men and relationships. Domestic violence int eh Black community is not taken seriously. So its pretty common for Black women (be them victims or witnesses) to feel its not such a big deal for BW to be assault by their partners. Even Black women have become desensitized to domestic violence against Black women. SCAREY.
While its never shocking that victims of domestic violence may stay or return to their abusers, its even less shocking when you look at a community that doesn’t view Domestic violence as a big deal. The fact that Janay APOLOGIZED (previously in a news conference when the story first broke and Ray Rice was addressing the public about the situation) Janay APOLOGIZED for her part in the situation. HUH??? From what I saw she was spit upon and provoked.
Originally the NFL only suspended Ray for TWO GAMES – yes TWO GAMES. Now they claim to have seen the whole video, he has been stripped of his contract by the Ravens and suspended by NFL.
Keep in mind, Janay (his now wife) and Ray have a toddler daughter and have been together for over 6 years. He MARRIED her only after this incident to avoid her having to testify against him. LOL
Ladies I can tell you this, going back to any abuser but especially one who will knock you OUT, can mean death the next time around. We can only hope and pray Janay makes it out of this relationship ALIVE after this incident. I’m pretty sure this will not be the last we hear of Ray Rice abusing Janay.
We have to teach our daughters to avoid toxic relationships like this because apparently it becomes hard for women to leave even after incidents like this. We have to teach young Black girls DV is NOT NORMAL and should not be expected in a relationship no matter how many women in their families they’ve watched be abused.
Who knows what the bastard will do now that he has lost his contract. I am sure he will blame HER and find a way to assault her.