Posts tagged "child molestation"

Frisky Rant: Who Says Porn Stars Can’t Be Feminists?

I always thought protecting a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body was a core tenant of feminism. But apparently, some feminists think they can dictate what choices are acceptable.

By: Sydney Leathers / June 4, 2015

New Police Report Shows Josh Duggar Confessed 3 Times To 7 Acts Of Child Molestation

Ugh ugh ugh, it just keeps getting worse. A new police report obtained by In Touch from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office reveals further details about Josh Duggar’s molestation confession when he was a teenager. This police report features fewer redactions than the previous report, and indicates that Josh actually confessed three times between March…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2015

Megyn Kelly Says Her Duggar Interview “Won’t Be A Cross-Examination”

I hardly had high hopes for Megyn Kelly’s Duggar family interview, airing tomorrow on Fox News, but in a preview, the self-described “tough, but fair journalist” all but assured Duggar loyalists that she would be going easy on Jim Bob and Michelle:
“This isn’t going to be a cross-examination of a family. It’s going to be a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2015

Duggar Family To “Share Our Hearts” In Fox News Interview

THUMP. THUMP. THUMP.

Sorry, I was just banging my head against my desk. It seems the Duggar family has decided to grant an interview to none other than Fox News’ Megyn Kelly in which they will discuss the fact that son Josh Duggar molested five girls as a teenager. Michelle Duggar wrote o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 1, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Whatever You Do, Don’t Parent Like The Duggars

I’ve written about parenting here for The Frisky for three years now, and when it comes to parenting and various parenting philosophies I usually come down on the side of “do whatever works best for your family and keep an open mind.” However, as the Mommie Dearest column comes to an end*, I’d like to…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 27, 2015

Remember When Jim Bob Duggar Said Incest Was A Crime Punishable By Death?

Exceptions made for Josh Duggar, who need only write a note of apology to Jesus H. Christ.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2015

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 underage girls when he was a teenager — his sister Jessa’s father-in-law is also defending Josh against the “bloodletting” at the hands of the media.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2015

Josh Duggar’s 2008 Incest Joke Pretty Creepy In Retrospect

A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it’s even more uncomfortable. On an episode of 19 Kids and Counting from that year, Duggar was discussing an upcoming date he had with then-fiancee Anna, Us reports. The…

By: Newser / May 25, 2015

Arkansas Judge Orders Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Police Report Destroyed

According to the Associated Press, Arkansas police have destroyed the 2006 offense report for Josh Duggar, which detailed how the then-14-year-old had molested five girls, including his sisters, on the orders of Judge Stacy Zimmerman. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned, this report doesn’t exist,” Springdale’s police representative Scott Lewis told AP.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2015

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 a family member. And as someone who has survived sexual abuse, I feel it is my duty to speak up.

By: Sydney Leathers / May 22, 2015

Uh, So One Of The Duggars Might Be A Child Molester…

Holy fucking shit. I have never had any great love for the Duggars, and Josh Duggar – who currently serves as executive director of Family Research Council Action – has always been my least favorite. Still, this most recent news comes as a surprise.

The last time we reported on Josh, he was going on and o…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 19, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Princeton Mom Thinks Child Molestation Is Just Bad Manners

Susan Patton, AKA “Princeton Mom” has a pretty sweet gig. She flits around TV saying incredibly horrible things for a living. Today, the horrible thing she said had to do with rape and child molestation, as for some reason Fox News has been really into soliciting her opinions on these matters. I guess because she…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 6, 2015

Lena Dunham: “I Do Not Condone Any Kind Of Abuse”

“First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances. … If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn’t about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky’s own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led to claims of molestation. But, I’m writing this because of the conversation that’s currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can’t not talk about…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena’s “weirdness” as a child, as well as her youthful obsession with the baby of the family. Instead, critics both on the right and the left…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

June Shannon’s Daughter Chickadee Claims She Was The 8-Year-Old Victim Of Her Mom’s Child Molester Boyfriend

Well, this is deeply upsetting. Anna Shannon Cardwell, aka Chickadee from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” is claiming she was the child molested by (Mama) June Shannon’s sex offender boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, when she was eight years old. “I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Cardwell told Radar Online. “I’m hurt.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2014

Stephen Collins On Jessica Biel’s Topless Gear Spread In 2000: “It’s Child Pornography”

Back in 2000, Jessica Biel, then starring as eldest daughter Mary Camden on TV’s “7th Heaven,” made waves by appearing on the cover of men’s magazine Gear in just a pair of panties, with her arm draped across her bare chest, covering her nipples. Given the “family-friendly” tenor of the religious-leaning show, this magazine spread…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014
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