Dave Zirin joined Melissa Harris-Perry on her show yesterday to discuss the NFL’s rapid transition from the role of an abuse “enabler” to that of a “savior,” an idea he also explores in this blog post. Responding to an NFL representative’s assertion that they have assembled an “army” to deal with domestic violence, Zirin says that “this is not white-man-burden time to stop domestic violence. You actually have to have agency of the survivor themselves, or you are going to trap people in cycles of violence.”

Jessica McKenzie