Roger Goodell On NFL’s Handling Of Ray Rice: “I Made A Mistake”

  • In a press conference today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not considering a resignation of the league’s handling of Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée, which has been pretty much a hot mess from the get-go. Rice was originally suspended by the NFL for only two games; his team, the Baltimore Raven, terminated his contract after a video was released by TMZ showing him punching his wife in the face in the elevator. In his press conference, Goodell repeatedly said he was “not satisfied” with their response and admitted, “I made a mistake.” He didn’t specifically address what that singular “mistake” was, but said he is committed to “the opportunity we have to make a difference and do the right thing.” Domestic violence and sexual violence prevention programs for all 32 teams in the league will take place within the next 30 days. [New York Times]
  • Three Black women claim they were accused of being sex workers (specifically:”soliciting”) while sitting at the bar of the upscale Standard Hotel in New York City. A hotel employee later offered the women a bottle of champagne and a $400 dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. [Clutch Magazine]
  • After 260 years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland voted to admit its first female member. [New York Times]
  • On the role that “sugar daddies” — men who pay young women for sex and companionship — play in financing college educations. [The Atlantic]
  • A ranking of Disney princesses as feminist role models? Sure, why not. [Refinery29]
  •  On the absent dialogue around fat women’s sexuality. [Bitch Magazine]
  • The White House released a sexual violence PSA starring Jon Hamm, Connie Britton, Common, Kerry Washington, Joel McHale, and others:

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