Manhood and domestic violence
If individuals—and institutions like the National Football League—want to join the movement against domestic violence, they must learn what help is acceptable and what is not. They need to learn that offering to “get tough” with abusers is just about the worst idea possible. Those are the conclusions of Furman sociology professor Ken Kolb, who wrote an op-ed piece about domestic violence for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kolb, who joined the Furman faculty in 2008, published a new book this fall, Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling.