I'm not going to post the picture that's all over the news because I think it's terrible. If I were beaten up by my boyfriend (which would NEVER happen), I would be humiliated, possibly ashamed, and embarrassed - at least initially. Knowing me, I would later speak out against abuse and try to help other women. I just can't imagine Rihanna's face when she turned on the news/internet/TV and saw her battered face looking back at her. I bet she feels so lost right now within all the publicity and the news. No matter what happened, no matter what she said to him or what he said to her there is no excuse for abuse at any time.
I'm going to end this post with some information:
If you or someone you know is being abused, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or email them at email@example.com. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 800-787-3224 (TTY) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.