Here's an interesting piece by Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle. It makes a good point that could be made stronger if it recognized the wife beating that pervades professional sports. It's not unusual to read of a professional athlete who was convicted of beating his wife but I can only recall one instance of a league taking notice - a $600 fine and two game suspension for Ron Artest of the Sacramento Kings. Oh but he got a 72 game suspension for fighting fans in the stands. Guess you have to hit your wife during the game to get the league's attention. And how would that work?
Born in small town Ohio, I migrated to Seattle in 1982 for a job. In 1985 I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and have been here since that time.
An unapologetic, unreconstructed modern feminist, I was active in the women's movement and partisan politics for many years. Now I sit back and take potshots at the cognoscenti.