#WhyIStayed: Ray Rice video prompts domestic abuse survivors to share stories on social media

September 9, 2014 7:48 PM

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#WhyIStayed: Ray Rice video prompts domestic abuse survivors to share stories on social media

The hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft went viral on Twitter in response to the backlash against Janay Palmer, the former Baltimore Ravens’ player’s wife, and her decision to stand by her husband.

With some observers questioning why Janay Palmer went on to marry ex-Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice after he knocked her out in an elevator, domestic violence survivors have taken to Twitter to share their own reasons for staying in or leaving abusive relationships.

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