NFL Hires Female Advisors
Sep 16 , 2014
My initial reaction to finding out that the NFL hired female advisors to help them manage matters and develop policies regarding domestic violence and sexual assaults was one of incredulity.
While The National Organization For Women called it “a step in the right direction”, I believe it to be lip service out of the mouth of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in light of his initial decision to give NFL player Ray Rice a simple slap on the wrist for assaulting his then fiancée.
According to VOCM News, during a recent roundtable discussion to kick off Sexual Violence Awareness Week in our province, the Coalition Against Violence Executive Director Connie Pike said “ “there is too much emphasis placed on teaching women how to avoid being raped, rather than teaching men how not to rape”.
The fact that there is a need to teach people how not to do something that should be as unnatural to them as breathing underwater shows that we can’t stand idly by for paperwork to become policy.
If they truly care about the welfare of the partners of NFL Players….
If they truly care about the impressionable little boys who will grow up watching these players as role models.....
then they need to immediately implement a Word of Mouth ZERO Tolerance Policy of Abuse: lay a hand on anything other than a football and you’re out (Surely there’s a legal clause out there somewhere with similar meaning).
Ray Rice /
female advisors /
domestic violence /
Claudette Barnes /