The importance of specific language is exemplified in a recent Supreme Court of the State of Arizona ruling that classifies any act that involves “intentionally or knowingly” touching the private parts of a child under fifteen as child molestation. READ MORE »
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 on… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
SPOILER ALERT: No matter what happens, WE ALL LOSE. READ MORE »
This is my secret thing. And I don’t all the way want forever to know about it because forever is what reads the internet. But who knows – maybe it’ll connect with a human and maybe that’s reason enough. READ MORE »
Yesterday, the atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins made comments about rape and pedophilia on Twitter that made many people angry.
From what I can gather, Dawkins appeared to have been tweeting over the weekend regarding religion and Israel, saying support for the Israeli state does not mean condoning the country’s current behavior… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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.
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Pamela Anderson launched her own foundation at the Cannes Film Festival and publicly spoke about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child and an adolescent. From age six to 10, Anderson was molested by a female babysitter and at 12, she was raped by the older brother of a friend’s boyfriend. Then in… READ MORE »
Dylan Farrow will model in a charity event on Friday night in Connecticut to support survivors of sexual abuse through organization called Jane Doe No More. The usually-private Farrow wrote a piece in the New York Times earlier this year about alleged sexual abuse she endured from her adoptive father, Woody Allen. [Page Six]
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The reaction to Dylan Farrow’s New York Times article about sexual abuse she allegedly suffered as a young girl at the hands of Woody Allen has gotten even murkier this week. Mia Farrow, 28-year-old Dylan’s mom, and Lena Dunham have both voiced their support. But Moses Farrow, one of Mia’s other adopted children, has publicly sided… READ MORE »
“Wanted to rip it out and just fucking step on my heart.”
There is really no way to describe “Coming Out Of The Closet” by Angel Haze, her rap about the sexual abuse she’s suffered since the age of seven, other than to say it’s the most intense song about sexual abuse I’ve ever… READ MORE »
The debate over whether a father who found a man molesting his 4-year-old daughterand allegedly beat him to death has been raging for days now. And it’s time to put it to bed. The Texas dad will remain anonymous, and cops say he will likely not be prosecuted. What’s more: he says he wishes it hadn’t happened.
A grand jury will… READ MORE »
Former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi opens up in her new memoir, A Helluva High Note, about the molestation she suffered as an 11-year-old and her experience as an adult being date raped by a well-known music producer. DioGuardi writes that she kept the rape to herself for years out of fear that angering him… READ MORE »
“One thing I used to do is carry a banana around in my pocket,” is what one man is using as evidence that he is innocent of sexual assault. David Morris, a 60-year-old pastor in Wales, is on trial for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl 15 years ago. … READ MORE »
A Finnish doctor is on trial for sexual molestation after using a highly unorthodox method to diagnose a patient. When a 20-year-old woman came into his office complaining of nipple fluid, the doctor says he “used an old midwives trick” to diagnose her. After asking her permission, he sucked on her nipple. Now it’s up… READ MORE »