Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stress and Violence

In its report on Julian Savea’s apology The Herald refers to eleven similar assaults committed by All Blacks in seven years, and quotes un-named “rugby bosses” as identifying the “pressures of the professional game” as a causative, if not an extenuating factor. It would be impolitic for some to agree with this. The government for instance, thinks it is O.K. to increase pressure on another larger group it has identified, or rather stigmatised, as being prone to domestic violence. Let’s now see them show consistency by intervening in the domestic affairs of All Blacksas well as beneficiaries.

Those celebrities who have fronted the It’s Not O.K. campaign should speak out on this issue,

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