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Connections: Domestic Violence and Why Women Stay

The Ray Rice video proves one thing, among others: the Baltimore Ravens engaged in rather horrifying victim blaming. The team promoted a story on its website earlier this summer with the headline, "Janay Rice deeply sorry for her role in elevator incident." Yes, her role. But now there are people who want to know why she's staying with this guy, and that has inspired the meme #WhyIStayed. We talk to a panel about gender-specific abuse, and why women stay.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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