Nov 27th, 2019
On this week's episode Dr. Jenny Susser and Chris Stafford discuss the fallout in coaching female athletes in the light of the runner Mary Cain suffering abuse. The good news is people are starting to feel safe enough to speak up. The bad news is it is still after the fact. Recently, Mary Cain began to tell her story. It is one of devastation and destruction that could have been dreams fulfilled and a legacy of championships. Her legacy will be more important now, but at great cost. We have talked offline about the Larry Nassar case, the abuse now coming to light in USA Swimming, the George Morris (equestrian) case, Penn State, and even Menendez. Our interest today is to take a look at the psychology of these cases, including our cultural mores both granting permission for these atrocities to occur and preventing us from being able to course-correct.
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