This Wednesday, several recently passed laws will go into effect in my home state, Maryland.
Read about them HERE.
Among them, one of the most important ones I noted was the new law that makes perpetrators of domestic violence on their spouses or partners subject to an additional 5 years of jail time if they batter in front of a child.
Think about how many children learn to be abusers or to accept abuse from watching it.
Chris Brown, who is infamously non for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a car following an argument before the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony, said he grew up watching his dad beat up his mom.
In 2006, Brown told MTV News in 2006 that mother’s abuse was ‘an influence in me about how to treat a woman.
And also, I couldn’t help but to wonder about all the young women who defended former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice who was caught knocking out his then-girlfriend turned wife in an elevator in an Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel.
I wonder who taught you to hate yourself?