Media Reaction #2

November 5, 2010

Eminem and Rihanna- Love the way you lie

This song comes to mind when I think of domestic violence. It’s basically about how a relationship goes from loving to being violent. The song is a little scary if you really listen to the lyrics, especially when he says “if she ever tries to $%^&ing leave again Ima tie to the bed and set this house on fire.”  It’s a perfect example of one reason why women don’t leave abusive relationships and it’s because of fear. The music video made me think about why its ok for a woman to hit a man but if she gets hit back the man is looked at as wrong. It’s all about strength. It goes right back to how a man can’t possibly be hurt if a woman hit him, but since woman are more fragile a man should just take the hits.  It also shows how some couples just beat on eachother and rationalize it as love. That can’t possibly be love… noone should be hitting anyone. In these relationships a woman is always seen as the victim just because the man would prefer that than to look at as weak.


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