Posts tagged "sexual abuse"

American Hostage Kayla Mueller Was Raped By Islamic State Leader While In Captivity

American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June. The family has just come forward to tell the world about their late daughter’s tragic final days.
Mueller was taken hostage with her boyfriend, Omar Alkhani, in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

TLC Officially Cancels “19 Kids & Counting”

Took ‘em long enough. …

Megan Reynolds / July 16, 2015

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 of Stephen Reinboldt, who told her he was abused by Hastert while in High School.
Reinboldt hid this for several years because he feared no…

Katrin Higher / June 6, 2015

Sources Tell The LA Times That Dennis Hastert Paid To Conceal A Sex Crime

By now, you’ve probably heard that former House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert had been indicted on blackmail charges and is accused of shelling out over $1.7 million in hush money since 2010. According to the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, Hastert is also accused of lying to the feds about the full amount of money…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 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.

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 on about how…

Robyn Pennacchia / May 19, 2015

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

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…

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…

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

Everyone Watch This Video About The Ways Society Enables Sexual Abusers

This video by psychologist Dr. Nina Burrowes explains the smoke screen that keeps society blind to what sexual abuse really looks like and makes it more likely for abusers to get away with what they’re doing. Obviously, abuse is a horrible thing, and it is never anyone’s fault but the abuser. That said, society a…

Claire Hannum / October 11, 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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014

False Reports Of Suicide At Stephen Collins’ Home Swirl Amidst Child Molestation Scandal

Last night, the interwebs were all aflutter after false reports circulated of a suicide at “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins’ home, following yesterday’s reveal that he had admitted to molesting multiple young girls. When police arrived, they discovered Collins wasn’t home and there was no issue. Oh and weirdly enough, former “Baywatch” actress Donna…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

10 Bicycle Safety Tips For Ladies

Let us turn now to the most important people in our nation: young men who attend elite universities and want to work in law or medicine someday. As a new school year is about to get underway, Bloomberg checked in with these gentlemen about the perils of having sex with their female classmates. Of particular…

Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Steubenville Assailant Is Back On His High School Football Team

Remember when two teenaged boys from Steubenville High School were sentenced for sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl and all CNN could do was mourn about how these two boys’ lives were “destroyed”? It was a rather disgusting display of where some people’s priorities lie: as the judge rendered a guilty verdict towards two young sexual…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

The Soapbox: On Richard Dawkins’ Rape Comments & How We Discuss Sexual Assault

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…

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014

Sometimes I Wish I Hadn’t Written So Much About Sex

A few months ago, Amelia and I were talking about rape threats against women who write online. It seems like it happens to feminist writers Zerlina Maxwell, Amanda Hess and Jessica Valenti every day. Amelia asked if any readers have threatened to rape or otherwise harm me. The honest truth is that it only happened…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014
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