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Beyoncé's Hip New Club: Feminism

Emily Gallo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Emily Gallo

All over the internet Beyoncé is hailed for bringing FEMINISM to the masses, for delivering it to teens and anyone watching who might have considered it a bad word. If Beyoncé is a feminist, well, hell, then I am, too! Where do I sign up? But what are they signing up for?

NFL Announces New Domestic Violence Penalties

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2014 | Sports

The NFL announced on Thursday that it will institute harsher punishments for players who commit domestic violence. In a letter to team owners, NFL...

Why The NFL Makes It So Hard to Talk About Ray Rice

Grantland | Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports

The NFL is so popular, and plays such a charged role in American culture, that it has become a large paradox. The league is a mirror of society, refle...

How to Avoid Another Ray Rice

L. Y. Marlow | Posted 08.14.2014 | Sports
L. Y. Marlow

The NFL has the opportunity and the responsibility to step up and communicate that incidents of domestic violence will not be tolerated. Ray Rice said he will "own it," and the league has a responsibility to do the same by taking specific actions.

Hitting Home: No One Has a Right to Be Violent

Mike Cruse | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

As a man trying to raise another man, I refuse to continue or cultivate a culture of, "Well, she was asking for it" or "Well, she shouldn't have provoked me." I will instead raise my son to make the CHOICE to be a good man.

REPORT: ESPN Suspends Another Host For Domestic Violence Comments

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports

ESPN has suspended Max Kellerman, an ESPN TV and radio host, following comments he made about his experience with domestic violence during a discussio...

Football and Higher Education: Presidents Need to Speak Up and Speak Out

Karen Gross | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Karen Gross

Sexual assault is a major issue on America's campuses. The Ray Rice incident offers an opportunity for educators to express our concerns about on the assaults occurring on campuses, the questionable use of the athletic department to investigate these issues, and the need for punishment that fits the crime.

Reporter Asks Alleged Abuser About 'Wife's Words Of Encouragement'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio probably wishes he could take this question back. At the conclusion of Thursday's preseason game pitting the Ravens a...

The Ray Rice Teachable Moment: Coaching Boys Into Men

M.L. Carr | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports
M.L. Carr

Some people are asking, "What kind of message is the NFL sending to women and girls about how they are valued in society?" We have another question: What kinds of messages are young boys receiving from the Ray Rice incident?

Judge Who Let Ray Rice Off For Domestic Abuse Pushes Prosecution Of Philly Mom

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The same judge and prosecutor who let professional football star Ray Rice avoid a trial after beating his wife unconscious are pushing forward with th...

Pope Francis, Ray Rice and the 'F Word': How Faith Communities Can Help Trauma Victims Heal

David Briggs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

So how can faith communities help trauma victims on their journey to a state of healing that may one day enable them to reap the benefits of true forgiveness? Here are three ways suggested by research and those with experience in working with survivors.

Dear NFL: Aren't Women Worth as Much as Dogs?

Richelle Carey | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports
Richelle Carey

Goodell claims he's "being consistent." How about consistently sending a message to players and fans that violence against women won't be tolerated?

Sport and Society for Arete -- Re-Entry and Disorientation

Richard Crepeau | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

I have been out of the country for less than three weeks and it is mid-summer when not much happens of note. The first thing I confronted on returning was a total reorganization of the local supermarket. Under the influence of jet lag I found this quite disorienting. As it turned out, this was only one of many changes that faced me.

The NFL Is Running Backwards in Parity for Disciplinary Actions

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

The leniency of the Ray Rice suspension comes at a time when stronger, rather than lesser penalties, need to be instituted in order to make greater inroads into the psyche of the athlete to be mindful that violence toward women is unacceptable.

Athletes Should Lead Fight Against Domestic Violence

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Athletes have a unique role to play in triggering attitudinal change regarding violence against women. When they are instigators of this behavior, it sends a message that it is somehow acceptable because our heroes are involved.

Institutions That Minimize Abuse Share the Blame

Kim Gandy | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports
Kim Gandy

It's time for our institutions to scrap their crisis communication plans when it comes to violence against women, and replace them with real plans to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

Senators Call On NFL, Baltimore Ravens To Give Ray Rice A Harsher Punishment

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

A group of senators sent a letter Thursday to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell calling for a harsher punishment for Baltimore Raven...

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Want NFL To Come Down Harder On Players Who Hit Their Wives And Girlfriends | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

The NFL has been slammed for its decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for only two games after he allegedly punched his then-fia...

'Totally Inexcusable'

AP | By DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake o...

The NFL Has Failed. Again.

Bobbie Shay Lee | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Bobbie Shay Lee

In its tone-deaf punishment against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, it not only failed to match the punishment to the crime, it failed all those in our communities nationwide who rally against domestic violence.

#YesAllMen Must Challenge NFL Response to Ray Rice

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Phoebe K. Schreiner

How can the NFL not take intimate partner violence at least as seriously as drug use or corruption? This is institutional impunity, pure and simple.

The Ray Rice Suspension

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The punishment should not simply fit the crime. It should be instrumental in avoiding its repetition anywhere, anytime, by anyone. Rice and the NFL can be instrumental in making that happen.

NBA Sets a Moral Compass the NFL Can't Follow

Eric Marmon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.

Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith and the Black Male Masculinity Problematic

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

It is a sports culture built around masculinity that has run amok, so out of control that allows for and defends Ray Rice's assaults, Stephen A. Smith's blame of women, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game punishment.

Dear NFL: Put Your Money Where All The Concussions Are

Amy E. Bonomi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Amy E. Bonomi

There is no question that scientific investigations related to concussions and head and brain injury among current and aspiring NFL players should occur. But there is another largely ignored population within the NFL suffering head injury, concussions and related trauma