Eddie Winslow, Domestic Violence and You
Karrine “Supahead” Steffans has been granted a restraining order against her ex-husband, Darius McCrary. The author and former video vixen claims that McCrary has choked her, beat her with a belt (in front of her son) and shoved her into a car.
In 2008, McCrary filed a restraining order against Steffans because he said she was the abusive one. The two divorced earlier this year.
Women often say “I wish a ninja would try to put his hands on me,” but the reality is that a lot of women have had some hands put on them in anger. And that break up to make up mentality can get extreme when physical violence comes into play.
According to a new study by the National Women’s Law Center and the Oregon Health and Science University, over 50% of women in the United States report having been raped or physically assaulted at some point in their lifetime. That means there’s a good chance that you or someone you know has been directly impacted by this issue.
When celebrity gossip items like the Steffans/McCrary or Rihanna/Chris Brown stories come to light, people tend to immediately take sides or offer “evidence” in the form of a person’s past rumored or documented behavior. But a lot of the non-celebrities out there suffer through domestic violence in silence and plus, we don’t like to get into “people’s business” in our real lives outside of celebrity blogs.
Domestic violence is a big, nasty, awful issue. It won’t go away on its own. What can we do as women to combat domestic violence? Have you ever successfully avoided a physical confrontation or helped somewhat out of a bad home life?
Let’s talk solutions!