ray rice suspension

Obviously, the inconsistency in the League's response to certain violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy is becoming a serious issue.
I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."
These are our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our friends. These are real women who deserve to feel safe in their own homes. Let us all take on the important task of teaching our brothers, our fathers and especially our sons that violence is never a part of any solution.
If assault and battery is to be regarded as a crime, then punishment must be universal.