Charities accuse Rihanna of 'sanctioning' violence, says the Independent.
Which charities, you ask? Wifebeaters Anonymous? The Royal Society for the Propagation of Violence Against Women?
Erin Pizzey, the campaigner who pioneered aid for abused women by setting up Britain's first refuge centre for victims, added: "This sends out a very dangerous message to teenagers that roller-coaster relationships with violence-prone personalities are edgy and exciting. They're not. The relationship is toxic and unhealthy. Both are in need of help and that is the message that young people should be receiving."
Oh great. Nice work, feminism: demanding that a domestic violence survivor becomes the figurehead for anti-violence efforts, and never strays from the script, never says anything which betrays ambiguous or protective feelings towards her abuser (you know, like abuse survivors frequently do, because being abused by someone who is supposed to love you is, apart from everything else, a colossal mind-fuck, and an occasion for potentially catastrophic cognitive dissonance?) - never, in fact, says anything which might suggest that she is a whole and complex person rather than the Violence Is Bad Automaton 2012.
Dear everyone in the world: back the fuck off Rihanna.