Posts tagged "child abuse"

Babysitter Who Raped An 11-Year-Old Boy Escapes Jail Time Because His Dad Was Cool With It

Can we at least send the dad to jail instead?

Lauren Vinopal | October 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm

FLDS Leader Warren Jeffs’ Children Say He Sexually Abused Them

Jeffs is still running the FLDS from behind bars. …

Robyn Pennacchia | September 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Battered Woman Denied Clemency, Faces 15 More Years For Failing To Protect Children

The man who actually abused her and her children served only two years.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UN: Ban Peacekeeping Troops Who Commit Child Abuse

A UN peacekeeping review is urging a ban on peacekeeping operations from countries whose troops have abused children.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 17, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Woman Says Dennis Hastert Abused Her Brother In High School

Two men had so far come forward claiming that the former White House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert had sexually abused them.
Now comes a third, from Jolene Burdge, the sister…

Katrin Higher | June 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Jessa Duggar’s Father-In-Law To Josh Duggar: “Hang In There”

Josh Duggar not only has his parents, his wife, fans of “19 Kids and Counting” and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in his corner following the revelation that he molested five…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 26, 2015 - 10:30 am

As A Survivor Of Child Molestation, I Won’t Forget Josh Duggar’s Victims

You may wonder why someone like myself is writing about this particular issue. I’m writing about this because I was the victim of child sexual abuse. I was also molested by

Sydney Leathers | May 22, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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

Robyn Pennacchia | February 27, 2015 - 12:50 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm

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…

Chanel Dubofsky | November 6, 2014 - 10:15 am

“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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 7, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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 —…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Kitty Stryker | July 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | July 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

The Gloss | June 4, 2014 - 4:15 pm
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