Jock Culture Isn't Rape Culture When Women Are Playing Sports

Lizzy Seeberg, Daisy Coleman, the Steubenville rape victim — all three young women were targeted by young men who had two things in common: they felt entitled to the bodies of women regardless of whether the women consented to sexual contact, and all were athletes. But a similar attitude about having a sexual "right" to… » 10/28/13 4:48pm 10/28/13 4:48pm

I Held Up The "Hi Lizzy Seeberg" Sign On ESPN's GameDay. Here's Why.

On Saturday morning there was one sign visible on College GameDay that stood out from the usual fare of good-natured ribbing and outraged a lot of folks online. It read, simply, "Hi Lizzy Seeberg." The reaction was unanimous. "Stay classy, Michigan" and "subhuman" were among the responses. Later in the day, I received an… » 9/08/13 11:36am 9/08/13 11:36am

Notre Dame Says Manti Te'o Is a Victim. That's Rich, Considering Their…

Notre Dame is notorious for covering up sexual assault allegations involving its football players, but the school declared star linebacker Manti Te'o a "victim" within mere hours after the news broke that his saintlike dead girlfriend never actually existed. Why is Notre Dame in such a rush to assert Te'o's victimhood… » 1/17/13 11:35am 1/17/13 11:35am