If you have a friend in an abusive relationship, what is your
responsibility? What is the absolute ceiling on what you will keep quiet
about? Like, if he's only verbally abusive, calling her fat and telling
her she isn't worth anything, do you just stay out of it? Or if he only
hits her when she "deserves" it, do you just tell her that she
shouldn't have done whatever she did to upset him?
At what point do you intervene and tell your friend it's time to let go?
Or do you not at all, because it's not your business... or because
they're married and they took a vow of "till death" do they
part? Do you call the police if he's been physically abusive? Or is it
okay because it is in their religion?
Seeing as how HBO was free this weekend, did anybody get to see
Beyoncé's premier of Lemonade?! It was pretty interesting.. kind
of 2007 Brittney Spears-ish for me.. There are some songs that I love
already... others may have to grow on me.. and a few, I probably won't
What I can, undoubtedly, say about Beyoncé is that I LOVE what
she stands for. Her motive is always to empower women to fight for
equality and be recognized and respected in a society like that likes to
downplay our importance. After all, it's a man's world!!
She is also speaking out about some of the other injustices and
inequalities in society that other artists dare not touch! She's a BEAST
and her ambition is NOT to be denied. For that, she will always have my
Lastly, the "Beyhive" is crazy!! Her fans go sooo hard for
her, so she's definitely making an impact.
It's hard to know what anybody is going through, but we have to
remember they are human FIRST... and making people laugh is their job...
if you're not good at it, you're not paid as much... and like any other
job, most of us just put on a happy face to get through the day because
we have kids to feed and bills to pay... life is stressful!! I'd hate to
push suicide off on any particular group of people, but I can imagine
how being in the spotlight and not being able to do "normal"
things can intensify the stress for famous people... everyone is talking
about you, good or bad, true or false... the cameras, the people,
the stalkers... Their lives are hard in a very different way... put out
there for all to judge...