Sunday, January 6, 2013
Being Sunday even my thoughts turn to football though Arsenal F.C. Is my club. My thoughts also turn to the toxic rape culture that seems part and parcel of U.S. football at all levels. At the high school level you have the horrific gang rape of a 16year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio. At he collage level you have the Pennsylvania governor suing the NCAA because he thinks that the penalties the NCAA levied against Penn state for covering up years of child rape are too severe. In the pros you have serial abuser Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend and killing himself and now she is being blamed for triggering her own murder. And that is just the lase few months. In all these cases people are making excuses for these privileged thugs and blaming the victims. This is merely one of the uglier manifestations of the misogynistic rape culture of this country.