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When A 12 Year-Old Girl On MasterChef Jr Arouses Adult Men, We Need To Talk About Rape Culture

Carol Patrocinio | Posted 11.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Carol Patrocinio

It is important to talk about rape culture. It is often between the lines of many narratives. It walks side by side with the notion that men are unable to control their instincts.

'Spotlight' Exposes All the Cardinal's Men

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Spotlight" is a film about the reporters for the "Boston Globe" newspaper who exposed the pedophile priests of Boston and the hierarchy of the church who covered for them. It is a brilliantly acted film that has a true ensemble cast.

The Moral Rabbit Hole

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The New York Times reported last week that U.S. soldiers still fighting the war in Afghanistan -- 14 years on -- are under orders to be "culturally sensitive" regarding different attitudes among our Afghan allies about, uh . . . the sexual abuse of children.

What Can We Learn About Child Sex Abuse From Jared Fogle?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.24.2015 | Crime
Paul Heroux

The awful crimes of Jared Fogle offer a case study in child sex offenders. Not all sex offenders are pedophiles, and oddly enough, not all sex abuse...

Do Boy Scouts Need Protection From LGBT Leaders?

Matt Baume | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

To Tony Perkins, nothing's more dangerous to a child than a queer role model. But imagine what those role models mean to queer kids. I didn't know I was gay when I was a little 7-year-old Boy Scout. Nothing would have been more important to me than to know that I wasn't alone.

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter To 'Game Of Thrones'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

Is a Sexual Predator Lurking on Your Kid's Team?

Fred Engh | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Fred Engh

Ever since Jerry Sandusky became a household name and rocked the national sports landscape, it also shined the spotlight on a chilling topic that all too often gets shoved to the side because it's too uncomfortable and unpleasant to talk about.

"Why Did I Do It and How Do I Feel About It Now?" Priest Sex Offender Speaks Out

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime
Stafford Betty

The public is ready to forgive almost every crime except the one Cyril committed. On a radio show he participated in, a woman told him she would rather see her child murdered than sexually molested. He knows he has been demonized in the minds of almost everyone.

Expert: Pedophilia Is A Disability And Should Be Treated

The New York Times | MARGO KAPLAN | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people...

Betrayal of Trust: 3 Ways We Can Begin to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles and Abusers

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Clearly, our legal and policing systems have not kept up with the explosion of materials and the ease of access that modern electronic communications have provided to those with a predilection to abuse children.

British Police Arrest 660 Suspected Pedophiles

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles during a six-month operation. The National Crime Agency ...

Brain Scans Point To New Way To Spot Pedophiles

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Science

The brain circuits that respond to faces and sex appear to activate abnormally in pedophiles when they look at children's faces, scientists say. The...

Recovering From Roman: Sam Geimer on Moving On

Janice Harper | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Janice Harper

Samantha Geimer's story matters to the public not because the man who raped her was famous, but for the lessons it has to teach us about recovering from abuse.

Ted Nugent's Jailbait Problem

Larry Womack | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Larry Womack

Another campaign appearance, another Ted Nugent controversy. Mainstream Republicans and everyone to their left are appalled. But no one is surprised. Nugent's incendiary rhetoric (read: infamous idiocy) is, at this point, expected and tiresome.

WATCH: Inside The Brain Of A Pedophile

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

What makes a pedophile? Research has shown that pedophiles tend to be shorter and less intelligent than the average person, as well as more likely...

Karate Teacher Allegedly Made Boys Perform Sex Acts To Join 'Secret Society'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.02.2013 | Crime

In 1997, karate instructor Robert Earle Keith was found guilty of sexually assaulting a male student. 16 years later, and hundreds of miles from the p...

Whopping 'Pedophilia' Error Sparks Right-Wing Freakout

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A mainstream Christian news site and a number of smaller, right-wing blogs published stories this week alleging that the American Psychiatric Associat...

When Boys Are Raped

Adia Colar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Adia Colar

It doesn't matter if Brown thinks he wasn't raped. It doesn't matter if he thinks he was empowered and it's just an inevitable experience that catapulted him down the road to manhood. It doesn't matter. He was raped. Rape is rape.

Richard Dawkins Slammed For 'Mild Pedophilia' Remarks

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Richard Dawkins, one of the world's best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies ...

David Lohr

Ohio Preschool Teacher Accused Of Taking Sexually Explicit Photos Of Children, Dog | David Lohr | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

An Ohio preschool teacher has been charged in connection with a child pornography case after investigators allegedly found sexually explicit images of...

Andres Jauregui

'Virtual Lolita' Targets Cyberpredators | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

Spanish scientists have engineered a new tool in the cyberwar against sexual predators: a smart chat bot that uses game theory to engage, identify and...

At the Vatican Noir: UN Seeking Disclosure of Thousands of Pedophile Cases Related to Clergy

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Alison Winfield Burns

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) will investigate widespread sexual assault against children by Catholic clergy. "We ...

Dear Opponents of Marriage Equality: It's Not a Slippery Slope

Jessica Gerson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jessica Gerson

The next time you feel tempted to turn to pedophilia, polygamy, and bestiality as a go-to argument against marriage equality, I want you to repeat the words "two consenting adults" to yourself 10 times, and then find another argument.