Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Silence on Ben
National Football Commissioner Roger Goodell rightly suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for six games for violation of the league's good conduct policy. But one of the curiouser aspects of this matter is the relative silence of women's rights groups over Roethlisberger's transgressions. When Michael Vick was merely accused of dogfighting and torturing dogs, animal rights groups were front and center in expressing their outrage and galvanizing public opinion to their cause. In contrast, women's group have been conspicuously silent over Roethlisberger's predatory behavior and it is difficult to understand the reasons why.