sex and society
Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights
The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.
Losing our virtue
Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can't be both.
Does equality breed violence against women?
A new report indicates that gender equality and abuse of women go hand in hand.
The first harm is the biggest harm
A bioethics expert argues that laws ensuring that every child knows its mother and father are unethical.
Scholarly “consensus” isn’t always valid
Judges who cite academic journals in support of same-sex parenting should be alert to bias.
Compassionate or confusing? The Dalai Lama on same-sex marriage
One of the world's best known religious leaders has came out in favour of same-sex marriage. But what does he really think?
College athletics and the common good
Isn't there more to fair play than boosting the women's teams?
Is “sex worker” a legitimate phrase?
Most women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. It's not a profession but an oppression.
Can judges redefine reality? In Virginia, yes.
A recent ruling on same-sex marriage ignores the fundamentals of human sexuality.
Shouldn’t same-sex oriented teens be given a chance to change?
The evidence shows that most “unsure” adolescents become exclusively heterosexual
Ambushed by a kangaroo court
A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever.
Presumption of innocence no guarantee of justice
One of Hollywood's favourite directors vehemently denies allegations of child abuse. Should we believe him?
False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.
Defending human dignity and democracy in Europe
The defeat of a radical report in the European Parliament has encouraged the pro-family alliance across Europe.
A soul in denial
A gay man claims that only marriage can make gays and lesbians whole. Not so, says another same-sex attracted man.
The pursuit of feminine excellence
Loving motherhood does not exclude professional success.
Family ties, not condoms, protect teens’ health
Some paediatricians do not agree with dishing out condoms to teen patients.
When government bans therapy for teens
Two US states have laws violating the rights of parents and children to seek counseling for same-sex attraction.
Euthanizing the unhappy: the urgent need for love
It was not medicine that Nancy Verhelst needed - least of all a fatal injection.
Marriage rites: what’s blood got to do with it?
The marriage equality slippery slope logically ends in legalised incest.
Same-sex marriage has an unexpected foe
The respectability of marriage would be a disaster for gays and lesbians, argues a leading academic.
Abolishing the age of consent
Campaigns for legalisation and destigmatisation have a long, though not so venerable, history.
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