Over the past week we’ve heard all the facts, seen the video, and witnessed the justifiable outrage over the NFL’s laughably soft punishment of Ray Rice for punching his fiancé in the face and knocking her unconscious in an elevator. Well, it would be laughable if it wasn’t so insulting to the intelligence of the population in general, and women in particular.
Perhaps, instead of throwing pink towels and gloves on its players come October, and contributing 0.02% of their revenue to cancer charities for the right to appear sympathetic to women’s causes in an attempt to expand their female fan base, the NFL can suspend a player who punches his fiancé in the face more than two games. Which, for context, is half the suspension he would face if he were to test positive for the presence of marijuana in his body.
Archaic stance on domestic violence? Check.