Writer advices victims of "mild" domestic abuse to change themselves if they "truly love the guy".

ST writer makes controversial remarks on domestic violence

Excerpts from Straits Times writer Joanne Lee’s article:

Domestic/dating abuse has obviously blown up in the news since the R&B stars’ violent episode last month came to light and Chris Brown was charged in court this week. Oprah Winfrey dedicated her show to the two of them and, while sending her love to the two, also said: “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again.”

So my humble advice to anyone out there facing mild cases of domestic/dating abuse is this: If you can help the situation by changing yourself, perhaps that’s something to try if you truly love the guy.

Read her full article in The Straits Times.