Lost among much of the discussion of Ray Rice and the termination of his contract with the Baltimore Ravens today was the fact that the woman shown being knocked unconscious in the elevator was Rice’s fiancée at the time, and the two soon married. Why would Janay Rice stay with such an abusive man? Many women told their own stories on Twitter Monday under the hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.

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