Jessica Ennis-Hill receives rape threats over Ched Evans stance


Today in rape culture:

South Yorkshire police said they’re investigating tweeted rape threats sent to Olympic gold medalist Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill after she said she would ask that her name be taken off a stand at Sheffield United if the organization offers a contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans.


Not rape culture but sports culture. In the US too, athletes who commit rapes, physical abuse, driving offenses and other felonies get away with it because they are athletes, particularly American football players and basketball players. It is criminal that athletes are treated like special people when their only claim to fame is playing with a ball. Their fans are frequently thugs also.


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