That’s the conun­drum of domestic vio­lence in gen­eral. This is about how badly the whole country han­dles it,” said Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director the Center for Sport and Society at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston. “This is big con­ver­sa­tion, not just around the Jovan Belcher sit­u­a­tion, but around the accul­tur­a­tion of young boys, and why we still have a def­i­n­i­tion of man­hood that doesn’t allow for kind­ness, com­pas­sion and respect for women as part of that definition.”

 

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