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“Court licensed abuse” is fundamentally about power . The epidemic of Family Court judges granting custody to, i.e. licensing , violent or sexually abusive fathers, while severely punishing “...
by SafeKids
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 01:40 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
They had both lost, one mother in criminal court, the other in family court. But Mary Winkler, convicted of voluntary manslaughter for shooting her husband, got her children back. The other parent ...
by MCMoewe
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 07:17 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
There are thousands of "protective mothers" unable to protect their children in Family Court. I am one. For ten years I battled unsuccessfully to protect my youngest son, Damon, from sexual abuse ...
by SafeKids
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 08:07 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Speaking to a group of parents struggling to protect their children, a White House advisor assures the room of mostly women that she understands courts are giving abusers custody of children and she ...
by MCMoewe
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 07:44 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Sitting on a flowery couch, a 10-year-old girl recalls the first time her father raped her. She was three years old and tried to roll away, but there was little she could do when he pulled her ...
by MCMoewe
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:42 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Courts in the U.S. have sentenced thousands of children to live with a parent who abused them. The family court judges who reach this decision — and restrict or end the relationship of the parent ...
by MCMoewe
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 09:06 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Warning: tonight's diary deals with some pretty grim stuff, including the sexual abuse of a child, and the after-the-fact enabling that was done by a religious organization. I wanted to discuss ...
by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
U.S. judges routinely force abused children to live with their abusers. But after nearly a decade of trying, I have given up on the mainstream media doing any significant investigations into this ...
by MCMoewe
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 06:28 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Several school officials in Delbarton, West Virginia--just a few miles north of the Kentucky border--are accused of not only covering up a two-year campaign of sexual abuse by two middle-school boys,
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 04:29 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
If you're eight or nine years old and you're raped and your rapist puts the photos on the internet, the United States Supreme Court says, it's wrong to seek compensatory damages from people who ...
by BlackSheep1
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 02:56 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Sex offenders are the foremost pariahs of our current day. In opinion polls, even intravenous drug users place higher. A recent series of high profile cases involving child sexual abuse have ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 106 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 07:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Last week, I mentioned that Bill Gothard, one of the longest-standing leaders of the religious right, was forced to go on administrative leave from his Institute in Basic Life Principles in the face ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:31 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Surprised no one's mentioned this, but one of the longest-standing leaders of the religious right is in a world of trouble. Bill Gothard has been active in the fundie movement for over half a ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 03:13 PM PST with 91 Recommends
For all the talk about churches and religious hierarchies doing everything they can to sweep cases of clergy sexual abuse under the rug, it's refreshing to see a church handle an incident in ...
by wesmorgan1
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 04:59 PM PST with 36 Recommends
Newsflash: the folks that run Bob Jones University are horrible people .
by Hunter
Comment Count 147 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 01:00 PM PST with 199 Recommends
Two years ago, Bob Jones University called in an outside group to study how the hyperfundie school handled allegations of sexual assault. But that study is on hold after the school abruptly fired ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 73 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 06:44 AM PST with 102 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI) today: Justice.
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 04:15 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Rape Culture isn't a left/right issue; it is a cultural one. As a culture, we seem inclined to disbelieve a survivor because of the clothes she wears, the time of day she was walking outside her ...
by infinitygoddess
Comment Count 100 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 01:08 PM PST with 22 Recommends
The following is what the beginning of recovery from childhood sexual abuse looked like for me. I'm writing this so that others in the process of recovery can see a little of what it might be like ...
by Bill in MD
Comment Count 67 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 05:30 PM PST with 53 Recommends
In the past several days, Woody Allen has been accused of child molestation by one of his ex-wife's adopted daughters. Many have taken a hard line stance that he most assuredly must be guilty. I see ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 54 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 07:40 AM PST with 3 Recommends