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 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.
Dr. Dorothy Roberts is right: Incarceration of women “inflicts incalculable damage to communities …. [transferring] racial disadvantage to the next generation.”
“Nuisance ordinances,” which penalize landlords for tenants’ supposed disorderly conduct, can often force women to choose between escaping their abuser and keeping secure housing.
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.
With two separate letters sent to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and an upcoming hearing in the House, members of Congress are pushing to hold the NFL accountable for its controversial response to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancée.
Even after Janay Rice’s story stops making headlines, this is a discussion we can’t stop having. In a world where people blame the victim first, we have to continue reiterating that the question of why they stay doesn’t matter. “How do we keep them safe?” does.
RH Reality Check Campaign Director Natasha Chart shares her experience with intimate partner violence on the #WhyIStayed hashtag on Twitter.
I know all too well the shame and sense of shared understanding that Janay Rice has spoken of in recent days. It is why I stayed in an abusive marriage for two years, and why I am speaking up ten years later.
Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.