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Last Night the Grammys Reached Out To Victims of Domestic Violence


We know that the Grammys are not usually a nerd hotspot of viewing, but the dedicated segment on domestic violence, which gave abuse survivor Brooke Axtell a national stage for a stirring speech about her experiences, is definitely up our alley. Axell’s speech lent a personal perspective to the proceedings, along with President Obama’s Grammy Awards message, that ran during the previous commercial break:

The Grammys still have some of their own housecleaning to do vis a vi ignoring/tacitly rewarding abusers, but as somebody on Twitter last night pointed out, Axtell was speaking to a captive audience of America’s recording industry elites, as least some of whom, we can hope, were made distinctly uncomfortable by the idea of a woman speaking out on this issue.

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