What’s Current: BET Awards features ‘hilarious’ domestic violence joke

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Brenda Myers-Powell - Photograph: Joe C. Moreno
Brenda Myers-Powell – Photograph: Joe C. Moreno

Brenda Myers-Powell bravely gives an account of the horrors she faced during her 25 years as a prostitute:

And the johns – the clients – are violent. I’ve been shot five times, stabbed 13 times. I don’t know why those men attacked me, all I know is that society made it comfortable for them to do so.

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African American female pastors in South Carolina have been targeted for threats of violence.

BET Awards sit Floyd Mayweather (serial woman beater) next to Rihanna (victim of intimate partner violence) for a hilaaarious joke about domestic violence.

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and erstwhile academic in Philosophy. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got tips? Email us.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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