A few weeks ago, a video surfaced of rapper Lil’ Reese grabbing, punching and ultimately stomping a young woman while his male friends stood around and cheered him on. This was, of course, not the first time the abuse of a Black woman has been capture and publicized. Shortly after Chris Brown’s attack against Rihanna, pictures went viral of her sustained injuries. A bus driving viciously uppercutting a woman passenger after an altercation in Baltimore spread like wildfire. All of these cases were met with criticism and outrage, but also exceedingly with jokes, memes and sentiments essentially culminating in victim-blaming.
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