For Shame: When High-Profile Shaming is the Only Way to Get Things Discussed and Done

14 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2016  

Kerri Lynn Stone

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: November 15, 2016

Abstract

In recent years, the sports world has experienced a complex relationship with sex discrimination and bullying. On one hand, well-publicized incidents of bullying, domestic violence, discrimination, and abuse have operated to alienate players, teams, and leagues from many of their fans. In some cases, these incidents have even led to rehabilitative public relations campaigns to combat the damage done to their public image. On the other hand, the fact that so many high profile incidents have occurred in such a public, much-talked-about sphere has actually served to aerate and vet issues in the court of popular opinion that would otherwise get no attention in the modern American workplace, or that would fail as claims brought in court under current constructions of the law.

Suggested Citation

Stone, Kerri Lynn, For Shame: When High-Profile Shaming is the Only Way to Get Things Discussed and Done (November 15, 2016). Connecticut Law Review Online, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2016; Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2869844 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2869844

Kerri Lynn Stone (Contact Author)

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