Poems on dating violence
The students who performed, are both seniors and also members of a media arts and performance group called LOUD (Maurice and Tahj performed pieces that dealt with substance abuse, physical abuse, and violent imagery in the media. MOST Club students identified concepts in the pieces to include objectification, traditional masculinity, and unhealthy relationships.As you grow bolder, you are more likely to type things that you might not say in person. Cell phones and online social networking provide round-the-clock access – especially when parents are not around.Of course, dating violence existed long before all this technology existed.Through researching the topic violent teen relationships, I have become more informed of this issue that has always been of some interest to me, and my hope is that it will be interesting to the public who read the articles in Domestic Violence Crime Watch.Nowadays relationships are not ending with “And they lived happily ever after” like in Cinderella or Snow White.", he asks, all of which is proceeded by more than two hours of silly, random banter involving eyeballs and pineapples in vacuums.It seems being asked on a date has become so taboo, to the point that when it does happen, the natural reaction would be to say yes. Overwhelming mental congestion for perfection, Socially influenced blueprints of future attraction.
Dating violence rarely occurs in public or in front of parents or friends, and the media and technological advances have added a new dimension of secrecy.
It all goes back to the traditional role of men being “macho.” Though there is more gender equality than ever in education and the workforce, the media continues to portray men as aggressive and women as passive.
When Chris Brown beat up Rihanna, it shocked both fans and the nation.
While males suffer from dating violence too, females are the main victims. Pollack found that when “adolescent boys get involved with girls, they fall into the societal model which we call ‘macho' where they need to show they are the ones in control.” Young women tend to blame themselves for boyfriends' actions, which also contributes to the male feeling in control.
The idea of men being in control has to come from somewhere, though.
On Friday February 17, the Men of Strength Club at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC hosted an installment of Solutions Through Film, MOST Club's film and discussion series.