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In an update to a previous post, a British TV watchdog group (Clearcast) is saying that the PSA “Cut” starring Keira Knightley is inappropriate to air because it is too violent. Of course, the irony here is that the PSA is about domestic violence.

The whole reason that the PSA was effective was that it demonstrated the brutality. Most display the after effects alone, and show a woman crying, covered with bruises. And because of this, there are still people out there who believe that a woman who was abused must have been “asking for it.”

If you happen to read this, and live in the UK- please try to find a way to speak up for the PSA. Violence for the sake of violence is one thing- but this is violence for the sake of education. An entirely different matter.

Originally published at Whitney Drake. You can comment here or there.

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Here’s a PSA from the UK starring Keira Knightley. I’m not sure if I commented on the Chris Brown & Rihanna case here - but the thing that’s saddened me the most has been the reaction by American teenagers. That somehow she must have asked for it, that she deserved to be beaten. And that studies showed that a surprising amount of teenagers in urban areas expected there to be some level of violence in any relationship.


Link in case the embedded video isn’t showing up

Nobody asks to be abused. Nobody deserves to be beaten. No matter what someone says, you have value as a person. And someone who says you are worthless, someone who beats you… it’s them who is the problem. Not you. If you know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse, please help them. Help them see that they are important.

Originally published at Whitney Drake. You can comment here or there.

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Here's a PSA from the UK starring Keira Knightley. I'm not sure if I commented on the Chris Brown & Rihanna case here - but the thing that's saddened me the most has been the reaction by American teenagers. That somehow she must have asked for it, that she deserved to be beaten. And that studies showed that a surprising amount of teenagers in urban areas expected there to be some level of violence in any relationship.


Link in case the embedded video isn't showing up

Nobody asks to be abused. Nobody deserves to be beaten. No matter what someone says, you have value as a person. And someone who says you are worthless, someone who beats you... it's them who is the problem. Not you. If you know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse, please help them. Help them see that they are important.
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Sorry for the subject making light of this, but both [livejournal.com profile] shoebox_project and [livejournal.com profile] normallife have been hacked.

Please be careful when clicking links in anyone's LJ. Unless it clearly goes to a reputable site, DO NOT CLICK. They were both hacked by Russians, and a post will appear that seems like it's from the individual- admitting it was hacked and that you can click a link for more information. Usually the link has a .ru extension. At any rate, DO NOT CLICK any link that you don't trust.

Also, please make sure your firewall and anti-virus software are always up to date, that you do regular scans and so on!!

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