By Martha Bergmark

Published January 04, 2016

We just recognized Domestic Violence Awareness month as a nation, but you wouldn’t know it from the headlines streaming in.

After Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel repeatedly smashed his girlfriend’s head against a window in October, the

NFL recently announced that the star player won’t face any disciplinary action. It’s yet another high-profile example of how our

culture sanctions domestic violence and a sign of how we’re still failing to keep everyone in our communities safe.