It's very popular right now to talk about bullying. But it is way past time to start talking about misogynist bullying as a separate category of abuse aimed at young girls, and as something that requires a separate cure.
But it doesn't have to be that way. With better education, increased law enforcement and greater awareness it's possible to better protect children in sporting programs, youth-serving organizations and everywhere else.
My dad truly loved and respected Paterno. But beyond that he loved Penn State. He still wears his navy blue colors and will forever cheer on his team.
Not only is there an epidemic of child abuse in the United States, but there's an unabashed push back on those who try to punish the abusers and the accomplices who protect abusers.
Amidst all of the political shenanigans, world coming-to-an-end drama and heart-wrenching tragedy of the last few months, some may have missed that ch...
As a savvy publishing company my plan was to scoop up one of the great fallen heroes of 2012 for the rights to their mega mea culpa. I put in a call to John Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina.
If Centre County, Pennsylvania had a child advocacy center in 1998, Jerry Sandusky's crimes would have been brought to light a decade earlier, sparing years of agony for his victims.
The scandal at Penn State is a shadow across the soul of the university, a bitter reminder that the president who fails to confront corruption will ultimately fail completely, taking down countless other people as he crashes.
Rape is about power. When we address rape, it is therefore essential to overturn this power-imbalance and restore dignity and control to the victim. Most often, we fail miserably at this.
During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...
e need to partner with sports clubs around the country to adopt policies requiring coaches to adhere to modes of behavior that protect the athlete.
The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky wasn't justice for just the ten victims who had their stories told in open court. It was also for at least a dozen other men who have now come forward to say the former Penn State football coach molested them too. I was there to see it.
Let's make the legacy of the Jerry Sandusky case not merely be listening to one more horrific tale of lives devastated by abuse as we await the next one. Rather, let the tragedy of this case make us ever more committed to ensuring abuse is prevented, and that those who are abused receive the compassionate care.
We have become an "after the fact" society. I have come to find out that we like to figure out what to do after something has gone wrong, as in this case when people were shouting afterwards "we need to teach our children."
I'm grateful to have beaten the odds. I wish the same for Sandusky's victims, because he robbed these men in the worst possible way: He stole all the childlike qualities that these boys possessed. There is no amount of jail time he will serve that can heal their souls.
On September 28, 2012 Judge Sarmina granted a stay of execution for Terry William in Pennsylvania. In doing so she found that the prosecution had known that the man Williams killed had been sexually abusing him.