The NFL, Women, and the Idolization of Masculinity

Super Bowl XLIX arrives under a dark cloud for the league’s relationship with women. The league finds itself in hot water on the domestic front after the scandalous mishandling of Ray Rice’s violent attack of partner Janay Palmer that was captured on the video camera of a hotel elevator. Today’s game will only turn up the heat on this issue of the league’s gender shortcomings, casting harsh light on the commercialized objectification of female bodies and the perennial uptick in sex trafficking in the host city.

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