I just watched the video "LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE" by Eminem featuring Rihanna with actors Megan Fox and Dominic Monahgan. It is a raw truth domestic violence exists. I will be watching this video with my daughter later. I just made me stop and think how ashamed persons must feel; to know how emotions; love, hate, fear, desire, and confusion can over-ride good judgement and cause two people to react violently or live in the cycle of abuse. There are cuss words in this and the lyrics are written in such a way -- sounds like a man grappling with his own inner demons trying to understand why he lashes out. The woman also is violent and disrespectful the man. I never condone domestic assualt however, I do not feel it right when someone knows which buttons to push to cause another to lose control. I also think as a mother to Saenz and Zephyr, I am going to talk to them about walking away. No one ever has the need to put hands on other to harm them or vice vera.
Either way, I think Eminem is working from his own experience and should be commended for bringing this topic to light. Normally, I see all the 'talk shows' from the woman's point of view.
DO NOT PLAY AROUND CHILDREN
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