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NCFM VP Marc Angelucci’s article “Rihanna-Brown incident an example of double standards in attitudes toward partner abuse” published in L.A. Wave

March 19, 2009
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L.A. Wave Newspaper, which focuses on the African-American community in Los Angeles, prints op ed by NCFM board member: “Rihanna-Brown incident an example of double standards in attitudes toward partner abuse.” http://www.wavenewspapers.com/opinion/op-ed/41340702.html:

“If anything can be learned from the recent violence between Chris Brown and Rihanna, it is the sheer double standard that male victims of domestic violence still face.

For centuries, the idea of battered men has been deemed humorous or unfathomable. In post-Renaissance France, battered men were forced to ride backwards on a donkey through the streets wearing an outlandish outfit while holding the donkey’s tail. In medieval England, they were strapped to a cart and paraded around town while people threw trash at them…”

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