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Anonymous said:
wait lemieux assaulted someone too??

brandonsaaders:

not that i know of but he’s shown direct support for rapists in the past (this and this) and sounds pretty complicit in the quinn case so it’s more of “active participation in rape and rape culture and explicit condoning/denial of rape” which is still… you know…. fucking disgusting

dustinbrownsknee:

it’s not a stretch at all to say the nhl hates women. and it’s not just the nhl, it’s the nfl, the nba, it’s high school sports, and it’s college sports. it’s society as a whole. no matter where you look, there’s probably a good chance of sports teams or the organization handling a domestic abuse or rape case the wrong way. too often are these things brushed under the rug in the name of protecting not the victim, but the abuser and the brand. too often does a domestic abuser or rapist continue to live their life without any kind of punishment. if we’re lucky, there is a very light punishment delivered, because the athlete is deemed more important. too often are these cases dropped before a victim can plead their case.

the nfl botched the ray rice case and action was only taken when a video of an assault became public. the nhl botched handling varlamov’s arrest just last year. did the nhl have a change of heart and is that why they suspended voynov for an investigation? perhaps. but the nhl is a business with a very nice public relations department. they’re probably protecting their ass by taking care of it now to not be another ray rice ordeal. it was only two weeks ago gary bettman said he was proud of how the players conduct themselves, the nhl has a prime opportunity to be the model major sports organization by doing this right. 

these teams are a business who are all about profit and protecting their assets. they will always be placed ahead of the victim as long as people blindly defend the accused and shame the victim and many times the abuser goes on to live a life as a prominent figure (hi, bobby hull!)

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