Detroit Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Raises Money to Test Rape Kits

This is awesome! This is what a real man does.


Linebacker DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the side lines on Oct. 11, 2015, at Ford Field in Detroit. (LEON HALIP/GETTY IMAGES)

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Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has put his money where his heart is. The outspoken advocate against domestic violence and rape is partnering with the Detroit Hustles Harder clothing line to sell “Our Issue” T-shirts.  All of the proceeds from the shirts will go to the Enough SAID program in Detroit. Enough SAID is a collaboration between multiple organizations and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office—run by the indomitable Kym Worthy—and is raising money to test more 11,000 rape kits found in a warehouse in the motor city in 2009.

In a recent Instagram post, Levy said in part that “#DomesticViolence and #SexualAssault aren’t just women’s issues. They’re #OurIssue.”

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Oct 12, 2016 @ 17:32:40

    The “rape culture” will never be extinct until all good-hearted people, both male and female, speak out against this scourge. Here’s the thing, men who enjoy rape culture thinking aren’t worried about the disapproval of women, because they don’t see women as their peers. However, the disapproval of other men is an entirely different thing for them.

    • sepultura13
      Oct 12, 2016 @ 18:54:02

      You’re exactly right – there are definitely men out there who don’t see women as human beings, much less their peers. To them, women are objects – nothing more. Our disapproval of them and their behavior doesn’t matter to them.
      Disapproval of other men affects them differently, to various extents. But, a man with a rapist mentality, not just one who likes and promotes rape culture, doesn’t care about anyone’s opinion. Their only concern is not getting caught…

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