From Rihanna's Bruised Face as Art to Violent Anti-Drug Abuse PSAs

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Nov 4, 2009
Though we know it is wrong and the media is littered with shocking anti-abuse PSAs, domestic violence is ever-prevalent in our society. Finally, after ten months of silence, pop star Rihanna talks about domestic violence; specifically the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. She follows a long line of female celebrities to openly speak about domestic violence.

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