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Op-Ed: The NFL’s Response to Violence Against Women: Why One Fan Won’t Watch This Year

August 13, 2014
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This is an issue of basic human dignity and respect. I, as a man, am perfectly capable of not beating up my wife and children. Most men are.
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We Need More Than Pink Cleats

April 25, 2014
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By Kiana Cox Every October the NFL, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, adorns itself in pink to raise awareness about and funds for breast cancer.  Via their NFL Pink website, the league encourages women to make a “crucial catch” and to know that “annual screening saves lives.” Amidst these messages are videos...
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On Michael Sam Coming Out

February 13, 2014
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By Cheryl Cooky Nearly a year ago today, I was invited to deliver a lecture to the students at Wabash College (a small, all-male, liberal arts College in central Indiana) on the issue of homophobia in sport. This was part of the lead up to Wabash College’s performance of Richard Greenberg‘s Tony-Award winning play...
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Feminist Football Fan: Reflections from the 12th Woman

January 17, 2014
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By Kimberly George My feminism and my love of football have a complicated relationship. When I was eight and watching Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, and my beloved Seattle Seahawks, I dreamed of being the first female player in the NFL.  It felt unjust to me that no women were allowed in, and I wanted...
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Kasandra Michelle Perkins: We Must Say Her Name

December 3, 2012
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  In the aftermath of the tragic murder of Kasandra Michelle Perkins, and the subsequent suicide of Jovan Belcher, much of the media and social media chatter have focused on Belcher.  Indeed, Kasandra Michelle Perkins has been an afterthought in public conversations focused on questions regarding the Chiefs’ ability to play, concussions, masculinity, guns,...
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