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Sexual Abuse


TV ads which abuse children’s innocence

Claude A. Curran | 30 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: advertising, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Corporate bullies are making a fortune by peddling drugs for sexual dysfunction on prime-time TV.


Physician, heal thyself: preventing sexual violence in war zones

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual abuse, war crimes
A summit in London this week ignores the problem at home, in peacetime.


The UN’s zero-compliance with zero tolerance of abuse

Michael Cook | 14 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, sexual abuse, UN peacekeeping force, United Nations
Why is the UN criticising the Catholic Church? It can't control its own soldiers.


False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers

Heather Piper | 20 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual abuse, teachers, UK
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.


Modern Day Slavery

Marcus Roberts | 19 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: sex ratio, sexual abuse, slavery
There are still 30 million slaves in the world today.


Another day, another Army sex scandal

Michael Cook | 14 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian Army, sexual abuse
When is the Australian Army going to learn about the birds and the bees?


Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé

Sean Murphy | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, media ethics, sexual abuse
The scandal of an abusive priest in Wisconsin was ghastly enough. But a powerful documentary misrepresents how the Catholic Church dealt with it.


Healing a culture of abuse

Michael Cook | 13 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Australia is going to have a Royal Commission into child sex abuse. Good idea, but will it go to the heart of the matter?


Violence against women, Australia says…

Bernard Toutounji | 14 July 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: government, sexual abuse, sexual education, violence


An unlikely defender for the Pope

William West | 07 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, sexual abuse, war crimes
A sometime critic of the Catholic Church has defended the Pope against claims that he should be prosecuted for condoning sex abuse


‘Lower age of consent’ says gay rights campaigner

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 August 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: age of consent, Pope Benedict XVI, sexual abuse
A high profile British homosexual activist wants the age of sexual consent lowered to 14, on the basis that currently underage sex “is mostly consenting, safe and fun”.


Paedophile priests and the pope

Marcello Pera | 02 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, secularism, sexual abuse
The issue of abusive priests has become another excuse for the war of secularism against Christianity, says a former president of the Italian Senate.


The gathering storm

Michael Cook | 18 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic Church, sexual abuse
The scandal of sexual abuse by priests in Europe is distracting us from an even bigger scandal in the future, one which the media helped to create.


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