Articles about 'child abuse'

Shedding light in dark places

D H Kelly is moved and impressed by the way that The Keepers focuses on the survivors of violence and the mystery of a murder rather than the perpetrators of such violent crimes

D H Kelly // 3 November 2017

Categories: Television

Young lives lived under the radar

Emily Holyoake is unsettled by Jane Upton’s play about young victims of abuse

Emily Holyoake // 3 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The F-Word stage blog: June 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in June

Lissy Lovett // 15 June 2016

Categories: Blog

We need to avoid disablism when we talk about abortion

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly argues that it's possible to support a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy without undermining the dignity of disabled people

D H Kelly // 1 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Rebuilding society

Lissy Lovett is dismayed by the response of mainstream critics to the child abuse elements of the Old Vic’s production of The Master Builder

Lissy Lovett // 10 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Reviews, Theatre

The log in your own eye

Nick Beard praises Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight for putting the notorious case of child sexual abuse by the Boston clergy into a wider context of community’s complicity

Nick Beard // 14 February 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Addressing the root cause of Rotherham

When crimes are committed that are based in patriarchy, it's the system and culture that needs to be addressed, writes guest blogger Mag the Blag

Mag the Blag // 31 August 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: CocoRosie at The Sage

CocoRosie have been touring Europe this year. Joanna Allan follows up on Ania Ostrowska’s review of their fifth album, Tales of a GrassWidow, with a visit to a dramatic and...

Holly Combe // 23 October 2013

Categories: Blog

A feminist call for response

CocoRosie have been touring Europe this year. Joanna Allan follows up on Ania Ostrowska's review of their fifth album, Tales of a GrassWidow, with a visit to a dramatic and message-driven performance in Gateshead

Joanna Allan //

Categories: Music, Reviews

‘End FGM in a generation’? Not without education, Ms. Featherstone

Angelique Mulholland looks forward to a day of activism in Bristol designed to highlight the importance of education in the fight against female genital mutilation

Guest Blogger // 2 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Crime, punishment and the nuances of child rape: Only Connect

Sarah writes about Victoria Coren Mitchell's call for "nuance" in the light of Samantha Geimer's account of being drugged and raped by Roman Polanski

Sarah Thomasin // 30 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

“Not guilty” does not mean she lied

Laura speaks out against the inaccurate portrayal of the girl in the Le Vell rape case

Laura // 11 September 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Broadchurch

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should...

Holly Combe // 29 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A slug in her house

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should have known what was going on

Beth Startin //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 17 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Leading barrister deems Operation Yewtree “grotesque spectacle”

Laura takes down an article that paints Stuart Hall's acts of child abuse as "low-level misdemeanors" and accuses anti-abuse campaigners and law-enforcement agencies of "fetishising victimhood"

Laura // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

End female genital mutilation

6 February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, a human rights abuse that affects 140 million women and girls worldwide

Laura // 6 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Is The Guardian trolling us?

Philippa read a Guardian article about whether child sexual abuse is really all that bad. It is.

Philippa Willitts // 3 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Tom Martin’s odious opinions know no limits.

Philippa writes about Tom Martin (of failed gender studies lawsuit infamy), who has spoken out about child prostitution, blaming the victim all the way.

Philippa Willitts // 21 July 2012

Categories: Blog

“I didn’t have a childhood at all…”

A guest post by CRASAC, the story of a woman they have supported, which highlights the damage caused by child abuse, and the importance of seeking help.

Philippa Willitts // 7 February 2012

Categories: Blog

When is an affair not an affair? (Trigger warning)

Philippa writes about the Daily Mail's reporting of a case of child rape.

Philippa Willitts // 3 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Adding my voice to those revictimised by Nadine Dorries.

A guest blogger writes anonymously about why Nadine Dorries' view that teaching children to say 'no' will reduce sexual abuse is so wrong.

Guest Blogger // 17 May 2011

Categories: Blog

“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.” – Freda Adler

Philippa discusses the blame-the-victim style reporting in a case of the alleged rape of an 11 year old girl.

Philippa Willitts // 9 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI

Philippa talks about the Pope's impending visit to Britain, and whether the £20 million it will cost should be paid for by public money or the Catholic church.

Philippa Willitts // 7 February 2010

Categories: Blog

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