One in three teens is abused in a relationship and every day, three women die as result of abuse. Domestic violence is a serious problem that is not limited by economic, cultural, educational or geographic factors: R & B singer and celebrity Chris Brown is charged with beating his girlfriend, singer Rihanna. And it seems that today’s children are learning that violence is an acceptable and appropriate response to a domestic disagreement and that it is OK to hit a woman.
According to a new survey by the Boston Public Health Commission, nearly half of Boston-area teenagers say Rihanna (age 21) was responsible for Brown’s alleged attack. The survey of 200 Boston youths age 12 to 19 found that 51% said Brown was to blame, 46% said Rihanna was to blame, and 52% said both were to blame for the incident. In addition, 52% said the media were treating Brown unfairly, and “a significant number of males and females” surveyed said Rihanna was destroying Brown’s career. But teenage females are not the only ones that think it is OK to hit a woman. Recent surveys in the UK and Australia reveal that large percentages of women think it is OK for a man to hit her if she deserved it or provoked it.
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into abusive relationships and domestic violence. Why are women blaming women? What can parents do? Are abusive lovers a new problem? How has the hip-hop culture added or exaggerated the problem?
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Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.