Battered Woman Syndrome and Obama
That is just a hair over the amount of people who voted for our President. I think Rihanna won the election.That's not a bad assessment. In fact, it's pretty profound. Leave it to a TV executive who's written a book on pop culture to capture the Obama win in a nutshell.
Bravo TV's late night host Andy Cohen, met up with pop star singer Rihanna for some Facebook Live! chitchat. After interviewing the "tipsy" singer, Cohen may have inadvertently hit on something about the 2012 election when he reported Rihanna had become the most liked person on Facebook with 62.5 million fans.
That is just a hair over the amount of people who voted for our President. I think Rihanna won the election.
That's not a bad assessment. In fact, it's pretty profound. Leave it to a TV executive who's written a book on pop culture to capture the Obama win in a nutshell.
What better symbol to mark the president's victory than a 24-year old battered woman who just collaborated on a song with her ex-boyfriend abuser titled "Nobodies Business."
Since pollsters believe it was the 66% of women under 30 who helped put Obama over the top, could there be a connection between Rihanna's 60 million plus fans and Obama's reelection?
What about the battered woman syndrome (BWS) in relation to the brainwashed females who stayed with Obama no matter how bad he treated them these last four years? The unemployment rate for 18-29 year-olds is 12.7% with half of college graduates unemployed or underemployed. The average family income has gone down and it's worse for single mothers.
Psychologists have observed that women who are mistreated over and over again end up in a state of "learned helplessness;" they eventually get so hooked on their man and his crazy behavior it all seems normal.
Is Obama an abuser? Most male abusers are pathological narcissists who find it easy to manipulate women; promising them utopia one day and putting then though hell the next. The Jekyll/Hyde routine actually works to keep the woman chained to his commands.
The Rihanna brand pretends to champion female empowerment. Women don't need men in their lives to feel whole. Team Obama pushed the same narrative during each of his campaigns; except that Obama set out to replace all those men whom women don't need by being their provider-in-chief. Economically they're tethered to Obama as much as any abuser.
Three years after Rihanna's publicized beating, Oprah Winfrey asked her how she felt about Chris Brown, her batterer. Rihanna stated she will always be in love with him and they were still close. On November 9 she told Cohen he was "pretty dope."
Was breaking through the "learned helplessness"of nearly 60 million voters ever really possible in this last election? Rihanna's Facebook following suggests Republicans were never going to be able to tear females away from Obama who also must have thought he was "pretty dope."
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