It’s Simple: Keep Your Hands To Yourself

I was ready to write a full dissertation on the video that surfaced of the fight between Quavo and Saweetie.

But there’s no need for it.

I’m not interested in debating who swung first, who’s the victim, the why’s and how’s, or the semantics of what was clearly intimate partner violence.

I don’t care to discuss or analyze the circumstances, or their possible trauma, or any of the minutiae that led up to what we saw in that video.

If you can’t see what was wrong with that picture, I don’t know what to say.

What I will say is this: there is absolutely no reason why anyone, male, female, or non-binary, should be physically assaulting their partner, male, female, or non-binary.

I can’t think of a single purchasable material possession, no matter how supposedly “rare” it is, that is worth fighting over, particularly when both parties have more than enough money and the resources to replace it several times over.

That kind of toxicity is not normal. It’s not acceptable. It’s not something that can or should be explained away or justified. If anything, I am disappointed that in 2021 this is even a discussion that is still being had, with either side trying to rationalize violence (physical, emotional, etc.) between two people who claim to love each other.

If you feel the need to swing on your partner for any reason other than life-or-death self defense, leave.

If your partner is swinging on you for any other reason aside from life-or-death self defense, leave.

You’re both out of order for doing so and should be as far away from a relationship as possible until you get whatever brokenness addressed with professional help. You need help to determine the chopped and screwed logic that makes you think that your inability to control your anger entitles you to put your hands on someone as a response, or the belief that accepting that kind of treatment is par for the course of being in relationship.

Love doesn’t hurt. Full stop.

That’s all. That’s the post.

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