No surprise here, Oprah Winfrey is exploiting the Chris Brown/Rihanna brouhaha for her own Man-Hating Crusade and of course, ratings:
Oprah Winfrey has a message for pop princess Rihanna, who prosecutors say was beaten to a pulp last month by boyfriend Chris Brown: "He will hit you again."
Fairstein compared the fist-happy crooner to O.J. Simpson, who repeatedly beat his wife without consequence before she was slain in 1994.
Rihanna's reported reconciliation with Brown after her Feb. 8 pummeling sparked an outpouring of debate, controversy and motherly advice.
"Love doesn't hurt," Winfrey said on her show Friday, while announcing she will dedicate a program this week to discussing domestic violence.
"I want to do a show about it, dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world."
Speaking directly into the camera, Winfrey said, "If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again."
Sex crimes expert Fairstein warned Rihanna - as 21-year-old Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty is known - that she risks not just another bloodying, but her very life.
As I've constantly repeated on this site, Oprah Winfrey loves to use her show to bash men. Not to condone Chris Brown ever putting his hands on Rihanna, but we're not talking about a grown man here. Chris Brown should be locked up for what he did to Rihanna. But after he does his time, what happens next? Does he get the professional help he needs or does he just move onto another relationship, not having learned from his ways with the chances being good that he'll hit another woman? Instead of sending out a message to all the participants of domestic violence (in which 19% of the victims are male), Oprah gets her personal jollies off and makes it clear that she's siding with all the "Rihanna's of the world" while bashing Brown as an inhuman monster ("He' will hit you again!") in the same instance, without any regard to the fact that she's talking about a 19yo kid here.
People aren't born violent and many mitigating factors can play into why people are abusive themselves as well as why people stay in abusive relationships. It's easy to jump on the bandwagon and bash Chris Brown, but the fact that Brown has admitted to having grown up seeing his own mother getting beat by men, shouldn't just be ignored. Clearly Chris Brown has issues on how to deal with women that need to be dealt with, and considering how old he is, he's certainly capable of changing his ways if he wants to.
Besides Oprah, radical feminist groups have done a great job in politically indoctrinating their views (i.e. women are victims, men are perpetrators, perpetrators must be punished) into the criminal justice system., creating a bias against abusive men that makes them out to be inhuman monsters incapable of change. At the same time, women have all sorts of resources, groups, advocates, etc. to help with their personal needs, but men have much fewer places to turn to when they need the same assistance. Something's not right about that picture, esp. in cases of domestic violence where two people are involved, not just one. Society sets ground rules on how men are "supposed" to act and when they aren't able to meet those standards, society locks them up, shames them and/or tosses them aside. Then we're supposed to act surprised when the cycle continues with even more young folks fidn themselves in themselves in relationships consisting of domestic violence? Rihanna and Chris Brown shouldn't be used for personal grievances and/or the so-called "gender wars". They both need help and they both should have the resources made available so they can get it.