#WhyIStayed: Understanding Domestic Violence
On March 27th, 2014, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested and indicted for third-degree aggravated assault. He had punched his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in the face, knocking her unconscious. Shortly afterward the assault in February, a video of Ray Rice dragging Palmer out of an elevator was released by TMZ. I have not watched this video, or the one released on Monday, because of a tweet I was lucky enough to see on my feed:
We chirped over release of nudes of white movie star and are passing around video of beating of black woman…we need to talk about consent.
— Jessica W. Luther (@scATX) September 8, 2014
Rice was suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season, and the criminal …