Blaming The Victim: “Those Island Women”

Rihanna A few days ago myself and Fashionista101 were discussing the trend that seems to be taking shape in the wake of the brutal attack Rihanna is reported to have been dealt by her boyfriend, singer Chris Brown. Up until now, image wise, Rihanna was known as a pretty average chick. I never heard her referred to as bitchy, catty or fesisty- until after this Sunday’s attack- and all in an attempt in my opinion, to blame her for what happened. Rarely was Rihanna’s hailing from the Caribbean even mentioned in most articles about her. Yes, it has been reported that the singer was from Barbados, but never have her native roots been used against her in a negative way and never has she been considered a “wild and unruly woman”- that is until now.
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