Pre-Grammys 2012: I Don’t Get It

“We – the grown-up influencers in this country, the people with platforms and with educations and with power — are allowing a clear message to be sent to women: We will easily forgive a person who victimizes you. We are able to look beyond the fact that you were treated as less than human, that a bigger, stronger person decided to resolve a conflict with you through violence. We know it happened, but it’s just not that big of a deal to us.

“I’m Not Okay With Chris Brown Performing at the Grammys and I’m Not Sure Why You Are” [HelloGiggles]

That, on repeat, over and over.

For the last few hours, this has been popping up in my mind:
In the same ceremony, one organization is going to honor Chris Brown as an artist of distinction while also eulogizing a woman whose life was irreparably damaged by a man who was abusive in every sense of the word.

On every level, the Grammys are completely out of touch.


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