Video: The World Cup is no excuse for domestic violence

As a soccer fan, I know that the World Cup is serious business. But it definitely shouldn’t be this serious.

Tender, an England-based anti-violence organization, released this video as part of their #StandUpWorldCup campaign. The stat comes from a study by Lancaster University that found cases of domestic violence in England increased 38 percent when their team lost–and increased by 26 percent when their team won or tied.

As Tender’s campaign notes, “It doesn’t matter whether your win or lose. There are no excuses for domestic violence.”

(h/t Jezebel)

Maya DusenberyMaya is an Executive Director of Feministing.

St. Paul, MN

Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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