With the suspensions of Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith, it’s not surprising that original, critical thought on the broader issues surrounding the eruption of gender violence discourse is hard to find in sports media.
Amid the scorched earth pogrom that has overrun the NFL attendant to the Ray Rice fiasco, there was some encouraging news that at least one head of a sports promotion once again proved that he can be trusted to handle the domestic violence issue properly.
Male victims of partner violence are beginning to receive recognition in society, despite the fact they have been ridiculed for centuries for admitting their experiences publicly. Malcolm J. George wrote a classic article on the subject, and we are pleased to republish it for readers of AVfM.
An American football player stands accused of knocking his fiancée unconscious in an elevator. Video of him dragging her out of the elevator has gone viral, and punishments have been issued. Yet full video showing what happened has not been made available, leading to some uncomfortable questions.