Domestic Violence Awareness
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October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which has been recognized every October since its inception in 1981. Studies have shown that an astonishing 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and about 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Recent events have shed light on the seriousness of domestic violence, and how it may occur at any place, any time, and across all communities.
Ray Rice and the NFL: A disturbing video of Ray Rice punching his fiancée, Janay Palmer, inside an elevator was released by TMZ. The football player was suspended for two games before the release of video footage. Controversy ensued, with the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, stating that the two game, ‘light,’ suspension was issued prior to the release of the video, and a full knowledge of the extent of the attack. Nonetheless, the NFL is now aware of the dangers of domestic violence within their ranks, and has introduced a tougher domestic violence policy and response.
Hope Solo and US Soccer: Solo is awaiting trial in November on two counts of domestic violence in an incident involving her sister and nephew. Occurring around the same time as the Ray Rice scandal, Solo was on the verge of breaking a record -- rather than receiving a suspension, she was allowed to continue playing. Many sport’s enthusiasts are concerned that domestic violence is not dealt with as aggressively when the abuser is a woman...
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