Well, what a week it was. The Notre Dame drove white-hot discussion, and Australia dipped to yet another unwanted sequel. What is this life?
The problem with radio stations banning MJ’s music is that the conversation becomes about who is taking this stand, and not what the actual accusations are.
The news about George Pell hit home, as I thought of my uncle, a victim of the church, one who didn’t survive to feel the vindication felt last week.
While parliament has agreed to the royal commission into the abuse of the disabled, we still do not have a date. We do, however, know what we require from it.
Despite the recommendations enacted, those in the church are still not required to disclose what they hear during confessions.
After a two year old’s testimony lead to the conviction of her sexual abuser, the question is, result aside, was the court in the right?
After two mums escaped adequate punishment for their reprehensible acts, the Internet quickly massed together to see justice done. But will it have any effect?
Rolf Harris is not the only one in the spotlight in his trial. Those who give evidence against him suffer their own shame, primarily from the collected media who want to know “why?”
Over in the UK, a yearlong inquiry into the abuses that ‘child migrants’ suffered under the British Empire has begun. Sadly, most of the stories we hear, echo elsewhere.
After a recent video surfaced showing a schoolkid traumatised by parent-sanctioned punishment, we ask…can third party punishment ever be justified?
A Japanese man retails child sex dolls strictly to paedophiles to curb their impulses, but the question remains: Safe outlet or encouragement?
The Court of Public Opinion is back in session this week (via video link) to collectively sentence Cardinal George Pell. Get Judgin’
Ingeborg van Teeseling recounts the personal story of a friend and his battle to be taken seriously as a victim of sexual abuse, and the path his story put her on to learn more about male victims of abuse.
This week’s Long Reads explores effects of addiction on families, lessons taken from Hurricane Katrina and a religious sect based on labour.
Dr Cathy Kezelman sees the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as just one more step in a long road to justice for the abused