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Oprah Speaks Out Against Abuse

by Sabrin

“Love doesn’t hurt…and if a man hits you once, he WILL hit you again” ~ Oprah Winfrey

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of gossip and media frenzy around whether or not Rihanna and Chris Brown are getting back together. Although it is a bit disheartening that such a tragic event has become sensationalized by the media, many journalists, celebrities, and even survivors have found the courage to speak out against abuse and how women can be empowered to leave such awful situations.

Here is a link to Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks discussing domestic violence and how it’s so important for us to open up the discussion in our homes and our community:

http://www.oprah.com/media/20090312-tows-tyra-banks

Here is another video of Oprah discussing abuse.

I think the greatest lesson we can all learn from all this media coverage is that we must teach ourselves, our kids, our friends and family about abuse and keep the discussion ongoing. The only way we can prevent abuse is if we ourselves change the way we deal with it and speak about it.

 

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