Nothing like a little depressing news to start off a Monday morning. From the Boston Globe (via Feministing) comes what the Boston Globe is calling a “conversation starter”:

Nearly half of the 200 Boston teenagers interviewed for an informal poll said pop star Rihanna was responsible for the beating she allegedly took at the hands of her boyfriend, fellow music star Chris Brown, in February.

I don’t know about you, but is a conversation I had hoped we were starting to get past. But apparently not, folks, so we go one more time — in an abusive situation, the person responsible for the abuse is the abuser, NOT the victim. Period. What I find so disheartening is that this is coming from young people — I would have thought that the women’s movement had made some progress in changing attitudes. Apparently it hasn’t and I wonder why. Any thoughts on that?

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