Domestic Abuse Myths

Raina Kelley writes in a Newsweek Web Exclusive about the issue of domestic abuse and the public eye’s focus on Rihanna and Chris Brown. “While we can argue about how much of all that is true, it really doesn’t matter. This sad story doesn’t have to be verifiable for it to potentially warp how Rihanna’s hundreds of thousands of tween fans think about intimate relationships…Celebrity scandals may have a short shelf life, but what we teach kids about domestic violence will last forever. So rather than ‘raise awareness,’ here are five myths that anyone with a child should take time to debunk.”