The Vanderbilt Rape Trial is about to begin, The Oscar Pistorius-Reeva Steenkamp’s murder trial is concluding, and Ray Rice’s assault was met with an NFL wrist-slap and cheers from last Thursday’s Baltimore Ravens crowd. That’s just this week. How does sports culture promote rape culture? Who is complicit? How do professional and college institutions enable it, if not cover-up it up outright? Why does the only time sports media seem to (half) care is when an athlete of color is the alleged perpetrator? To help us sort through it all, POPSspot Sports Radio with Modi & Moore warmly welcomes guest Jessica Luther.

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JESSICA LUTHER is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. She is a PhD candidate in the History department at University of Texas, and writes at Power Forward which looks at the intersection of sports and culture. Her sports writing has also appeared at Sports on Earth (Serena & Indian Wells), The Atlantic (How NCAA Endangers Women), Think Progress (Women’s Sports & LGBT issues), The Guardian (Brittney Griner backlash), RH Reality Check (Football Culture & Rape Culture), Salon (Olympics Gender Politics), The Texas Observer (Vince Young & Ricky Williams), and much more.

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