Posts tagged "child abuse"

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Parents Lock Daughter In Shed For Six Years Because They Hated Her Boyfriend

Police are investigating the parents of Zhang Qi, a 24 year-old woman living in village of Jingang in central China’s Hubei province, after it was revealed they had kept her locked in a dilapidated, garbage filled shed for the past six years. Apparently, the parents disapproved of her boyfriend at the time, and in addition to…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 27, 2015

Parents Are Trying To Cure Autistic Kids With Horrifying Bleach Enemas

Oh god. This is the most awful thing I have read in a while. Apparently, in an effort to cure their children of autism, some parents are turning to a dangerous concoction they believe can "flush" the autism causing vaccines out of them. The substance is called "Miracle Mineral Supplement" and it is just a…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 20, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Nona Willis Aronowitz & Collier Meyerson Talk Lena Dunham & The “Those Kinds Of Girls” Tumblr

Lena Dunham’s memoir, Not that Kind of Girl was published at the end of September, and in the last two days, the internet has basically exploded around its contents. Dunham’s narration of her sexual behavior towards her younger sister, Grace, has resulted in many demanding that Planned Parenthood “#dropdunham” as its celebrity spokesperson. And the…

By: Chanel Dubofsky / November 6, 2014

“7th Heaven” Dad Stephen Collins Confesses, On Tape, To Sexually Abusing Multiple Young Girls

Actor Stephen Collins, best known for playing Reverend Camden on the TV show "7th Heaven," admitted on a secret recording (taped during a therapy session with his estranged wife, with whom he is going through a divorce) to molesting and exposing himself to multiple young girls. In the confession, which he did not know wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

This Week In Missing The Point, Starring Rush Limbaugh And Sean Hannity

Wealthy White Guys Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity demonstrated their ongoing obliviousness this week by completely ignoring everything that matters about issues like rape and child abuse, throwing out incredibly dumb red herrings on the issues instead. First, Limbaugh asserted on his radio show that “no means yes if you know how to spot it”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 17, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Adrian Peterson, Discipline & Child Abuse

Growing up, I was occasionally threatened with "the belt," or asked if I wanted a "patch on my tuchus" whenever I behaved extra naughty. But that's all they were — threats. Instead, my parents sent me to my room, took away prized privileges, or assigned me extra chores. Now, with my own son, there aren't…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 16, 2014

Alleged Girlfriend Turns In Suspected Child Molester After She Sees Him On A CNN Crime Show

Monday's apprehension of accused child molester Charles Mozdir in New York City is owed not just to the brave police officer and two U.S. marshals who took bullets during the incident; the anonymous woman who recognized Mozdir on John Walsh's show CNN "The Hunt" and immediately called the police also should be heralded as a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters' genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in the UK to do the cutting yourself or to take a girl out of the country for female genital mutilation. [Guardian UKNew York Times] Judge G.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2014

PurrVerse: Adult Sex Workers Are Arrested When We “Think Of The Children”

I woke up one morning last week to my Twitter in an uproar. That’s reasonably common in my world, as many of the people I follow are marginalized and there’s a lot to be angry about. Turns out that the FBI has seized MyRedbook, a California site where masseuses and escorts could advertise for client…

By: Kitty Stryker / July 14, 2014

Girls’ Breasts Not Being Big Enough To Be Groped Isn’t The Damn Point

I haven't been following the Australian swimming community's sexual abuse scandal. I only feel like I have been. That's because these sorts of heartbreaking stories are so goddamned familiar: a coach is accused of sexually abusing the young charges under his tutelage and with whom he has shared lots of private time, often far from home. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2014

Father Charged With Murder, Suspected Of Intentionally Leaving His Toddler Son In Hot Car (While He Sexted A 17-Year-Old)

What-the-everloving-fuck: Justin Harris, the Georgia man whose toddler son died two weeks ago while left inside a hot car, is now suspected of intentionally killing his child. Harris was leading a double life, sexting with women — including a 17-year-old —  on the day his son died. He had also allegedly been frequenting an Internet…

By: Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

Piercing A Baby’s Ears Is Not Child Abuse

I am a mother of sons. I do not have any daughters. I recognize that it is a cultural norm to pierce women’s ears, especially young girls as infants. If I had a daughter, you better believe I would carry her right into Claire’s Boutique and pop a few shiny gold studs into her baby ears. I’ve…

By: The Gloss / June 4, 2014

Bodies Of 800 Babies Found In Septic Tank At Former Irish Home For Unwed Mothers

From 1925-1961, the Home, in Tuam, Ireland, was where thousands of unwed mothers and their "illegitimate" children were sent to pay a penance for their out-of-wedlock pregnancies in the form of indentured servitude overseen by Catholic nuns. Like the Magdalene Laundries, which were also run by the Catholic Church, the Home's treatment of these women/girl…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2014

True Story: I Wrote A Scathing Obituary About My Mother (And I Have No Regrets)

"Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. While she neglected and abused her small chil­dren, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. Whe…

By: Katherine Reddick / February 21, 2014

Woody Allen’s NY Times Response To Dylan Farrow’s Molestation Allegations Is Arrogant, Repulsive & Full Of Distorted Information

Last night, The New York Times posted Woody Allen's response to daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations that he molested her as a child which, he writes, will be his final word on the matter. If it is, then he has done himself no favors. The entire thing is a revolting display of arrogance and entitlement, and, in my…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2014

The Trouble With Alec Baldwin’s Response To Dylan Farrow’s Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Woody Allen

Late Saturday, The New York Times published an open letter written by Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, in which Farrow, for the first time in her own words, described the sexual abuse she allegedly endured as a child at the hands of Allen. At the end of the letter, Farrow specifically…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2014

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen In Startling New York Times Open Letter

Today on NYTimes.com, Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has penned an open letter about the abuse she alleges she endured as a child at the hands of Woody Allen. These abuse allegations first came to light in 1993, during the bitter custody battle between her mother and father. Allen wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2014

D.C. Police Officer Charged With Taking Nude Photographs Of 15-Year-Old Girl

"Shocking and disturbing."  These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

Child Molester Offers To Get Castrated In Exchange For Reduced Sentence

Sorry, John Burbine, but sacrificing your nuts is not a fair trade for allegedly raping and sexually abusing 13 children. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013
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