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Date: 05/03/09 09:34 AM

104 Responses to Kiera Knightly Domestic Violence Advert

  1. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Link: Kiera Knightly Domestic Violence Advert - This quite disturbing advert was apparantly banned for being too violent.
  2. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:41 am
    i see why it was banned o.O
  3. Profile photo of nancyxgirl
    nancyxgirl Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:45 am
    I can understand why it was banned, but people do need to know the dangers of domestic violence, so it probably should`ve been aired
  4. Profile photo of gandhi172
    gandhi172 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:47 am
    It was a little hard to hear, but I think it was a "successful" ad. People need to stop being to goddamn strict with banning commercials and all.
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:48 am
    That girl can take a punch!
  6. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:50 am
    nice apartment kiera knightly
  7. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:52 am
    That wasn`t any worse than A Clockwork Orange. Oh, wait, that was banned, too.
  8. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:55 am
    u tell em G
    i totally agree, these r menna be nasty adverts
  9. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:57 am
    Glad that bitch got a punch
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    habbazoot
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:58 am


    i dont think it was that violent, but for some reason i found it very disturbing

  11. Profile photo of xsmalltalkx
    xsmalltalkx Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:07 am
    I don`t think it should be banned. It shows the reality of the situation that people need to see so they can understand what`s really out there.
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    neveryours Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:10 am
    that made me feel uncomfortable...
    =[
  13. Profile photo of bradygrn
    bradygrn Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:14 am
    i think this shouldn`t have been banned...
  14. Profile photo of eye_spy
    eye_spy Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:17 am
    She sounded Dutch in parts.
  15. Profile photo of XEmo_RazorXo
    XEmo_RazorXo Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:21 am
    O H YEAH EFFING RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    what is with people!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!!!!!!
  16. Profile photo of neveryours
    neveryours Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:22 am
    ok now that im done feeling sickish, its time for a more useful comment...
    i do not think it should have been banned. The point of these adverts is to "scare" you into actually thinking about something. It definately worked for me. The sick truth is that this happens. It happens and we don`t even know. The fact that the victims of this hellish reality are alone was the point of this advert. No one is there for them. It makes me absolutely enraged that stuff like this happens. There is so much more to say on this subject, but what good is it here?
    =/ *sad*
  17. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:25 am
    it goes to show how people love to be simply ignorant to certain subjects. this shouldn`t have been banned
  18. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:32 am
    I don`t understand why this was banned when we have all those really graphic road safety adverts over here. They`re shocking for a reason; there`s an important message to convey. I could understand if this ad was only allowed to be shown after 9pm, but banning it altogether is a ridiculously unhelpful move when it comes to such an important issue.
  19. Profile photo of Luistom
    Luistom Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:34 am
    Yet they keep coming back for more. I hear girls dig non-nice individuals.
  20. Profile photo of Bat_Girl
    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:55 am
    this is intense.
  21. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:06 am
    not that i would know anything about it but that seemed more like she was being mugged than a case of domestic violence.
  22. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:10 am
    wow...that was intense!...almost had a rape vibe to it....i hate that sh*t...
  23. Profile photo of hwkiller
    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:14 am
    This wasn`t nearly as shocking as the one with the waitress. Shouldn`t have been banned, if that`s true.
  24. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:21 am
    >_< Ugh...
  25. Profile photo of Alekaidah
    Alekaidah Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:27 am
    This one was worst than the waitress because Kiera Knightly is way hotter.
  26. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:27 am
    if KK was my girl i would hug her and hold gher and kiss her forever! no punchies
  27. Profile photo of Nath2k8
    Nath2k8 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:38 am
    btw..this is just plain violence..it made no sense...guy was pissed off at something obviously he had already punched the mirror.. the woman in the film (portrayed by K.K) would have left the guy by the time that happened, becuase it is easy to judge a violent nature..what woman stays with a man who is voilent for no reason...
  28. Profile photo of Immigrant
    Immigrant Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Who better to drive to murderous rage then someone right next to you when you`re unconscious, daily, for over 8 hours, and who has intimate knowledge of your weaknesses and fears?

    Play it safe, guys! Use protection! Handcuffs and a cage at the minimum before full-on abuse!

  29. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:42 am
    How does money solve domestic abuse?
  30. Profile photo of Nath2k8
    Nath2k8 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:44 am
    @Immigrant

    lol...my ex used to drive me crazy after 3 years but id never hit her...and she REALLY annoyed me sometimes..lol.

  31. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:44 am
    not as shocking as i thought it would be
  32. Profile photo of Computron
    Computron Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:50 am
    Get your a$$ in that kitchen and make me some pie! XD
  33. Profile photo of Aj_ratboy
    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:51 am
    did anyone else think it seemed a bit like a horror film?
  34. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:54 am
    How is this too violent?
  35. Profile photo of LordNick
    LordNick Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:57 am
    if only it had been orlando bloom...
  36. Profile photo of soopastar
    soopastar Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    i thought that was a brilliant advert for higlighting the problems of domestic violence!!
  37. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    @@Immigrant

    im usually a pretty big douche but even i found that to be in poor taste

    the beating wasnt believable tho, after one stomach kick someone wouldnt continue with the kicks.. maybe a stomp but after that they would move to sumthin else.

  38. Profile photo of Jerm_Leather
    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    @Alekaidah:

    Yes, because the important thing is how attractive the victim is. I mean, why would you care about an unattractive woman that was being abused? Ugh. Your comment pissed me off.

  39. Profile photo of meganfallen
    meganfallen Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    "btw..this is just plain violence..it made no sense...guy was pissed off at something obviously he had already punched the mirror.. the woman in the film (portrayed by K.K) would have left the guy by the time that happened, becuase it is easy to judge a violent nature..what woman stays with a man who is violent for no reason..."
    plenty of girls, sadly.
  40. Profile photo of jesswalker
    jesswalker Female 18-29
    43 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    I want to marry her.
  41. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    If it was ever supposed to appear on tv as an actual ad, it was apparently banned for being way to long. No one would ever sit through the whole thing. Though this can be solved by side-boob shot of Kiera in the beginning, but it will still be really expensive to air 2 minutes of something that doesn`t even pay.
  42. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    @keks: i agree that was a bit long...

    in any case, i`m guessing this is only aired in europe since its a bit too graphic and disturbing to make it on american tv...

    personally, i really don`t like seeing stuff like this...so bad to think that this is such a common thing nowadays...they should cut these a-holes balls off...

  43. Profile photo of apnea135
    apnea135 Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    This should happen to more actors and actresses.
  44. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    That was really good. And I applaud her for doing this kind of ad. It really kinda got the message through. The whole "this wasn`t in the script" thing, like no one signs up for domestic abuse when they get married.
  45. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    ...what the heck?
  46. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    Oh wow, I wasn`t really expecting that. Makes sense, like what Moe said.
  47. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    I think the message was conveyed really well. It angers me that stuff like this isn`t aired because it`s "too violent." For f-ck`s sake, how many murders and tortures are there on television? How many violent acts? But oh, no, all of a sudden, it`s "too violent" when it comes to domestic abuse? It`s sad that the media tries to sweep this kind of violence under the rug, but it`s perfectly okay to show murder.
  48. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    What a downer...
  49. Profile photo of scromlette
    scromlette Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    @ xParanoia - The money would help with awareness campaings, counceling, and money to offset the costs of getting the battered out of the house.

    @ Nath2k8 - A lot of women stay in abusive relationships. Many of them do not know how or are to scared to get out of them.

  50. Profile photo of scromlette
    scromlette Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Also, I really am glad they have an advertisement like this out somewhere. It is an important issue, that a lot of people don`t like to hear about. Which, is unfortunate because it is quite serious, and often hurts more people than just the person being abused.
  51. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    kick her, kick her..i mean this is terrible
  52. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    um yeah the aired ones made me feel worse than this one. Shows how twisted todays laws are they will happily portray rape but as soon as a nipple is shown it`s got an 18 sticker and slapped on top shelf
  53. Profile photo of Jilana
    Jilana Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    Ending reminds me of this, inappropriately..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-91NZY5h...
  54. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    another thing that pisses me off about these domestic abuse commercials, is that they only focus on women in absive relationships. alot of men get stuck in the same situation but theres a double standard. people think men should be able to take it or just leave. sexism pisses me off, i dont drating care anymore you cant fix people..
  55. Profile photo of Leopardson
    Leopardson Male 18-29
    315 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    " It`s sad that the media tries to sweep this kind of violence under the rug, but it`s perfectly okay to show murder."

    I also think it`s stupid. They`ll air Criminal Minds, where people getting slaughtered like animals is aired. They`ll air CSI, where people investigate bodyparts in dumpsters.
    They`ll air Fringe, where deformed skeletal remains are running around biting people`s heads off at dark.

    But they won`t air this, because it`s political.
    Plus, it goes against the whole "Men-over-women" stereotype of hardcore Christians.

  56. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    i liked it, actally, and ya, you would say that prime, wouldnt you :P
  57. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    "I can understand why it was banned, but people do need to know the dangers of domestic violence "

    Is there anyone who doesn`t? It`s been a big political issue for decades, everyone knows about it. It`s been a political issue for centuries, actually, it`s just that mass media is a fairly recent thing.

    Except when the victim is a man and/or the abuser is a woman, of course. Hardly anyone wants to know about it then, because domestic violence as an issue is totally dominated by feminism and therefore by the idea that abusers are male and victims are female (moderate) or that "males" are abusers and women are victims (extremist).

    Violence deemed offensive is generally banned in UK adverts. So you can use women beating men in adverts, because that`s generally deemed to be OK, but not the other way round. Gratuitous, excessive violence deliberately meant to be offensive is generally banned too, so this would fall foul of the rules on two counts.

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    titania Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    banned for being too violent?

    there are worse things on tv everyday
    i dont get it..........

  59. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    "banned for being too violent?

    there are worse things on tv everyday
    i dont get it.........."

    Not as adverts in the UK.

    Actually, not at all in the UK.

    Have you read the ruling by the body that screens adverts for broadcasting on UK TV?

  60. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    way. disturbing.

    "Plus, it goes against the whole "Men-over-women" stereotype of hardcore Christians."

    You think that comes from christianity?
    Boy, you need to take a history AND an anthropology class.

    Not to mention this was banned in the UK not US, where christianity is hardly as prevalent and pervasive. Nice try with the whole christian bashing thing though!

  61. Profile photo of kamietsu
    kamietsu Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    Silly pirate. Thats what you get for trying to kill Jack Sparrow.
  62. Profile photo of bomb_tom
    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    she looks like sasha grey
  63. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    "she looks like sasha grey"
    LOL... kind of?
  64. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    It did get the message across but I see no reason how it got banned. It wasn`t extremely violent as opposed to other stuff you see on tv.
  65. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    "btw..this is just plain violence..it made no sense...guy was pissed off at something obviously he had already punched the mirror.. the woman in the film (portrayed by K.K) would have left the guy by the time that happened, becuase it is easy to judge a violent nature..what woman stays with a man who is voilent for no reason..."

    Because violence ALWAYS makes sense. Realize that there are people out there who get violent at the drop of a hat. And a woman might stay with a man who does that because she does know how/can`t get out. And she might have stuck around because she knew it would be worse if she ran.

  66. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    While I understand the message, and I get it, I just have to say I don`t understand why women in that situation don`t just leave their violent partners. I mean, it`s really very easy to get away, if you have the courage.
    I guess it`s sad, because their spirit is just broken...
  67. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    I`ve spoken with a number of people who had been the victims of DV and nearly all of them didn`t understand why they stayed either. The only really sensible reason I`ve heard was a father staying to protect his children. He was worried that if he left, next time it might be his children instead.

    But many people do stay, for various bad reasons that made sense to them at the time. Men have nowhere to go for support or shelter, so they have more reason to stay, but even for men it really isn`t enough reason if you look at it objectively. And that`s the key - it`s not objective to the people involved. Maybe they believe the abuser who is genuinely sorry and says it won`t happen again. Like the last time. Maybe they still love them (mad, but it happens). Maybe they fear being tracked down if they leave (which is much rarer than the scare stories would have them believe). Maybe the abuser has messed with their mind first and they believe it was their fault.

  68. Profile photo of BoredMamii
    BoredMamii Female 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    holy poo he just kicked the drat out her poor thing, Next time get captain jack sparrow on him :D
  69. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    More maybes...maybe they have other ties with the abuser (e.g. work, university, shared house ownership, etc) and don`t want to deal with the problems that would cause. Say, for example, they`re both students on the same course. Maybe there are issues with families and they`d rather cover it up than get their family involved. Maybe they don`t like change, even when things are bad. That sounds silly, but many people really dislike change. Or maybe they think they`ve failed somehow and are ashamed. Maybe they think that they won`t be believed because they don`t fit the pattern rammed down everyone`s throat (male abuser, female victim).

    There are many reasons people in that situation might give to themselves as a reason to stay, especially when the violence is irregular and relatively minor *in a physical sense* (which is more common - advocates deliberately use unrepresentatively extreme cases to create a bigger effect).

  70. Profile photo of 520
    520 Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    Wow.
  71. Profile photo of Chiefy
    Chiefy Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    I really wish i didn`t watch this. I love Kiera.
  72. Profile photo of DIETY
    DIETY Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    Wow, what possesses someone to want to beat a woman?
  73. Profile photo of JarvisKnot
    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    Shame it was banned, it was awesome. They need to beat more actors
  74. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Not to downplay domestic abuse against women, but were are the PSAs about abuse towards men? This is a growing epedemic, and while there are undoubtedly not as many men being beaten to death by women, there are an increasing number of men falling victim to verbal, psychological, and even physical abuse.

    I had one friend who was victim to all of those things. Fiance excerted a great deal of control over him, isolated him from his friends, family, dictated what he could or couldn`t do...even kicked him in the nuts when he screwed up.
    Both genders do this.

  75. Profile photo of Hylian4Hire
    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Hear hear, Ruffiana. We`ve got a whole generation of people coming up in the future who`ve been raised by single mothers--the boys will be total weenies and the girls will be domineering bitches. While domestic violence aimed at women is a time-tested constant, abuse against men will skyrocket.
  76. Profile photo of jesswalker
    jesswalker Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    PLEASE! How about the fact that if the men who are abused would quit being little sissies and make the choice to put their foot down and push an attacking female away from them (or physically hurt or restrain her), they could. Whereas, women in this situation typically can`t. That`s the point and that`s what makes it a bit scarier.
  77. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    May 3, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    Yeah, thats why my 3 older brothers beat me up and taught me how to fight when I was growing up. It worked, I`ve been hit one time by a boyfriend. He punched me in the face about 4 times and I stabbed him in the stomach with a flathead screwdriver. It all started from jealousy and distrust. Thats usually what fuels the anger. And with that said AMEN TO RUFIANNA! cuz females tend to be the jealous and insecure ones that start the stupid arguments.
  78. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 4, 2009 at 12:32 am
    jesswalker: Thank you for serving as an example of the utter ignorance of the subject and grotesque victim-blaming sexist bigotry that people have been referring to.

    Is there anyone who is capable of rational thought and who thinks she has a point? If so, I`ll be happy to explain why she`s so wrong.

  79. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 4, 2009 at 12:39 am
    "Wow, what possesses someone to want to beat a woman?"

    Much the same as the reasons why someone might want to beat a man, plus a disregard for the social norm that violence against a woman is many times worse than the same violence against a man.

    As for domestic violence, abusers are usually violent in other contexts as well. Probably right back to being a bully at school. They`re that sort of person, on the whole.

  80. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 4, 2009 at 12:51 am
    "abuse against men will skyrocket."

    It already has, but hardly anyone gives a damn. After all, it`s only men. It`s not like they`re people or anything. Besides, everything is men`s fault anyway, didn`t you know?

    Feminism has been particularly successful in the area of violence.

  81. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 1:57 am
    This advert wasn`t nearly as decent as I was expecting. Infact it was crap. Give me coffee-waitress anyday.
  82. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    May 4, 2009 at 2:37 am
    Angilion -
  83. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 4:53 am
    How are you supposed to stop domestic violence anyway? The attacker is usually a violent drunk or a bully thru-n-thru like Angilion said, and there`s no real way to enforce it without going Big Brother on every house in the nation, which would cause an uproar.

    But what do I know? Me only know fists are for wacking.

  84. Profile photo of Sean162
    Sean162 Male 13-17
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    May 4, 2009 at 5:08 am
    Keira Knightly is so hot!
  85. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 5:29 am
    My dad was extremely physically abusive towards my mom, she left him when I was 2 (they were married for about 8 years) because she was so afraid of him killing her kids or herself. The day after the divorce he got married to a woman that was just as physically abusive as he was. Marrying a female version of himself made him stop being physically abusive at least :P
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2009 at 6:09 am
    I hearby voulunteer to do an AD for men now as long as it a group of beautiful women beating on me......in bikinis.....oiled up.......in a pool of jello.
  87. Profile photo of LydiaEJB
    LydiaEJB Female 13-17
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    May 4, 2009 at 8:07 am
    The ad has shock value but I don`t believe it should of been banned it isn`t as violent as must stuff on t.v in fact I`ve seen cartoons more violent than this.
  88. Profile photo of drtran
    drtran Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 9:50 am
    sean162, i think you may have slightly missed the point.
  89. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 10:39 am
    I`d hit it.

    Needed to be said.

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    xlollerskate Female 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 10:59 am
    Hm. Wow. Intense.
  91. Profile photo of MikeW
    MikeW Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2009 at 11:04 am
    the pirates of the caribbean themesong started playing in my head when he started kicking her.
  92. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    i laughed the entire way through him hitting her.

    as jimmy carr once said, i dont understand hitting your wife, its like keying your own car

  93. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    PSA`s are so disturbing but the one`s that are done right such as this one always leave an impact one me...
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    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Jesswalker: That`s the problem with the whole thing. Violence against men is seen as less dramatic, because "men are supposed to defend themselves". But here`s the point: They shouldn`t have to. Besides: I think this statement is sexist, because you categorize all men to be strong and able/willing to defend themselves. And just because you think a sexist stereotype is positive, doesn`t mean it isn`t sexist. Long story short: I too think there should be a psa for violence against men. As well as against sexual abuse of boys or men. Because men shouldn`t have to defend themselves...
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    dudeman101 Male 13-17
    12 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Jesswalker: The crucial problem with your logic is that if a woman hits a man the man knows, or at least should know, is that no one is going to care but if a man hits a woman that is multiple years in prison it is sexist, yes as much as it anger people like you sexism works both ways
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    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    The issue of domestic violence is very delicate. We usually believe that only women are victims, but definitely, men are also victims. The type of violence is usually different. Women are subjects of more physical violence because we are not as strong as men, physically speaking. But men are insulted, they are victims of raging jealousy, etc. That is also violence. Women have excersied violence on men as much as men on women...I think that to stop violence, we have to stop thinking in terms of "men" and "women". We have to think of the others as humans, just like us. Teach respect and tolerance...
    Easier said than done, sadly.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    People *assume* that there`s more violence against women than men, because we`re all trained that way. In fact, there`s far more violence against men than against women, in general. Which people are trained to dismiss on the basis that it`s mostly men hitting men. Now think about that again, but substitute "blacks" for "men", i.e. substitute racism for sexism in order to illuminate the sexism we`re all trained to accept without thought.

    Considering DV only, it is far from clear that more women than men are on the receiving end of physical violence. People are trained to assume so, but it`s far from clear it`s true. Studies have been done asking the same questions of large numbers of people of both sexes and the results were extremely similar for men and women.

    Relative strength may seem relevant, but it is largely irrelevant - what matters most is the will to do harm. Extra physical strength is not armour.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    A couple of examples:

    i) Woman abused by her girlfriend. Kicks and punches. Victim was 6`1", athletic build. Abuser was a head shorter and far less strong. Victim sheltered by friend. Abuse never reported because it didn`t fit the "man bad, woman good" pattern that feminism has imposed on how DV is treated.

    ii) Man abused by his girlfriend. Kicks, punches, weapons, hospitalised 3 times with broken bones, genital injuries, etc. Abuser was a foot shorter than victim, maybe half upper body strength. Victim arrested from hospital because he`d slapped the abuser to shock her enough for him to run out the doorway she was blocking while beating him with a baseball bat. She was completely uninjured (even then, he didn`t use full force), he was hospitalised again (broken arm this time). But he was the one arrested, because he was a man.

    The anti-male sexism regarding DV is so extreme and so ubiquitous that facts are difficult to find.

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    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    "too violent" of a domestic abuse advert?? what, do they think that all or most domestic abuse is less violent?? I`m sorry people, (the advert people) but the pretty little hollywood life you live isnt the same as all others, and it really CAN be that bad. a PSA like this would`ve been a nice wake up call to thousands.
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    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    and just fyi, i`m not taking sides on who`s abused more, just saying that the `too violent" was a load of sh*t.
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    Harijuku Female 18-29
    390 posts
    May 6, 2009 at 11:06 am
    Too violent? They shouldn`t have banned it at all :/ People need to be more aware of these things tbh. My ex boyfriend used beat me up, and I thought it was normal and just accepted it until last year. Call me stupid, but if this had been on tv at around that time, i`d have dumped his ass sooner.
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    Shinoki Male 30-39
    162 posts
    May 16, 2009 at 6:18 am
    Two women die every week because of domestic violence?! Is that worldwide or just from that country?
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    Facehooker Female 30-39
    68 posts
    November 25, 2010 at 6:36 am
    How is donating money going to stop domestic violence? Are they going to pay attackers to not beat their partners?

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