So like many people, I love the drama on the cobbles. Lets face it, its makes us feel better about our own lives and is often the only bit of adult company we get.
More recently the big storyline has been the Tyrone and Kirsty one, with Tyrone falling victim to domestic violence.
To be honest I think Coronation Street has played this storyline out really well so far, although there have been times where I have felt a little uncomfortable. I guess that’s what they are going for?
Anyway for those who don’t watch it all came about when the delightful Kirsty fell pregnant, she become incredibly aggressive towards poor Ty. Beating him and isolating him, Corrie has brought to light that men suffer from domestic abuse too.
Well this whole story made me think, why was it acceptable during her pregnancy, however now seems more poignant and abusive? The ITV show even had a ‘some viewers may find this disturbing’ thingy this week. I saw no difference between the severity of it now and before, when she was pregnant?
It got my back up and really begs the question, is it okay to blame a pregnancy for domestic violence? Is this really a viable excuse?
If this is the case then surely men could start to put some kind of ‘excuse’ forward for their actions?
As like the storyline states, she does not stop those brutal beatings even after little Ruby was born, so it makes you wonder if it really is socially acceptable for a woman to beat a man purely because she is pregnant?