At a time when the federal program that supports the hotline is providing a “modest increase” in funding after a reduction in funds three years ago, the NFL will provide what the hotline describes as “significant resources” for domestic violence programs.
In a new public service announcement, numerous celebrities and President Obama speak out against sexual assault, saying “It’s on us.” Learn more at ItsOnUs.org.
In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.
The Obama administration’s new campaign suggests that every member of the campus community has a role to play in changing the culture of sexual assault that has gone unchecked for too long.
“Nuisance ordinances,” which penalize landlords for tenants’ supposed disorderly conduct, can often force women to choose between escaping their abuser and keeping secure housing.
Pretending that sexual assault only happens on other campuses makes it harder to keep students safe, says Title IX expert Diane Rosenfeld.
Comedian Megan MacKay demonstrates her Ray Rice inspired makeup. “The first step, as always, is foundation. I’m using a new shade that I just bought called ‘The NFL.’ I really like this color because it will cover up anything just to save face.” Also check out MacKay’s Hobby Lobby inspired makeup tutorial. [Megan MacKay / YouTube]
Sports enterprise reporter Shira Springer joins Rachel Maddow to discuss what “feels like chaos”—the National Football League’s inability to produce adequate punishments for players involved in abuse scandals. [via MSNBC]
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams and staff Monday announcing the appointment of four women to shape the league’s policies on intimate partner violence.
Survivors of child sexual abuse have 12 years after they turn 18 to pursue justice—unless they’re trying to sue the state.