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What She Said.

February 24, 2009

YMY Contributor Samhita Mukhopadhyay on the leaked Rihanna photos from right after she was allegedly beaten by Chris Brown:

What is unfortunate is that it took a picture that violated Rihanna’s rights for the greater public to believe the perpetrator should be locked up. It is a sad world that we live in, when a woman is not taken at face value. And then her body must be consumed for the world to see in order to believe her story. The message is clear, women and especially black women, have no right to privacy, their image is for our consumption and story-telling.

Go read the whole thing.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2009 12:04 pm

    Hopefully Rihanna will take comfort that her pain is causing a public discussion of the issue of domestic violence, and hopefully will inspire others to escape abusive situations before they get this bad.

    After reading the recent People magazine (the one with Rihanna on the cover), my friend’s teenaged daughter casually remarked to her parents that she hoped that Rihanna and Chris Brown would get back together because they’re such a “cute couple.” My friend hit the roof, and she and her husband had a very pointed discussion with their daughter about how it’s NEVER acceptable to associate with someone who hurts you, etc. etc. This isn’t at the top of the list for topics parents remember to discuss with their children, but at least now it’ll be on the list.

  2. Jessica permalink
    February 25, 2009 2:35 pm

    Just a friendly note: You might want to edit the post, as her stage name is Rihanna–I noticed that mistake recurring in the comments thread over at Feministing, too.

  3. March 7, 2009 4:30 am

    s NEVER acceptable to associate with someone who hurts you, etc. etc. This isn’t at the top of the list for topics parents remember to discuss with their children, but at least now it’ll be on the list.

    But isn’t there a reason that’s not on the list? That would undermine American parenting, so much of which is based in the idea that it’s legit for parents to hurt their kids on purpose–it’s ‘punishment’ whether it’s corporal or emotional. If kids really believed that, then they’d be organizing against their parents & their schools.

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