Today’s American women have more opportunity, empowerment and success than ever. Yet violence is a persistent problem. Especially when it occurs in the intersection of race, power, poverty and history, large segments of the female population are left without support or justice from our legal system. Perry Firth from the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness shares disturbing statistics, and takes a close look at the cultural forces that cause and sustain violence against women in this thought-provoking post.
Our Week Without Violence series continues with a second post from Seattle University student Emma Lytle. A devoted football fan, Emma was shaken by recent news stories about domestic violence and the NFL. In today’s post she examines conversations that emerged after Ray Rice was suspended from the league, and shares some ways you can take a stand against domestic violence.