“Love The Way You Lie” Spotlights Domestic Abuse

Posted by Delaine - August 11, 2010 - Abuse, Surviving - 2 Comments

The most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive marriage is when she tries to leave him - that’s when close to 50% of violent crimes are committed, including homocide.  And to drive this point home, American rapper Eminem (with Rihanna) doesn’t mix words in his dramatic new release, Love The Way You Lie.  The rage, the regret, the control patterns - this song portrays it all, finally culminating with these chilling words :

I just want her back
I know I’m a liar
If she ever tries to fucking leave again
I’mma tie her to the bed
And set the house on fire

Love The Way You Lie, which is now in  its sixth week at the top of music charts,has cast an intense spotlight onto domestic violence and its victims.   Even if you haven’t been phsyically abused, you can’t help but be moved, if not upset, by the power of its lyrics and images – cause this video represents real life for many women;  just check out the comments on Eminem’s website.  Some brought tears to my eyes.

Please remember, if you or someone you know is in danger, call 911 or your local police emergency number.  To find out about help in your area, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

 

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