Should our daughters fear athletes?
Sally Jenkins writes a moving article in the Washington Post about the culture of some sports and the athletes who play them.
Yeardley Love was murdered by a boy who's temper and bouts with rage were well known to his teammates and friends. But they tried to contain George Huguely rather than alert others that he needed serious help. They were more comfortable staying silent in the face of this out of control teammate. George Huguely was more protected by his teammates and friends than Yeardley Love was.
Where were the boys when she needed help?
We need to talk to our children and tell them that by remaining silent in the face of abuse they may be condoning the bad behavior that they detest.