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An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow


(A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about ... Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse at Mormon Youth Camp


The Roman Catholic Church has deservedly received a great deal of negative media coverage concerning the worldwide sex abuse scandal.  The Church, however, doesn’t have a monopoly of clergy and staff molesting children and youths.  The Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) has a huge problem yet disclaims responsibility since it has a lest centralized, feudal hierarchy.   Bob Felton at Civil Commotion frequently ... Read More »

What is bullying?

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GREENSBURG – The word “bullying” is currently thrown around on virtually every kind of media available, so much so that the meaning of the word – for some at least – has begun to be lost in the overuse. Over the next several weeks, the Daily News will be publishing a series of articles dealing with various aspects of bullying ... Read More »

Study highlights correlation between domestic violence and crime


NASSAU, The Bahamas — Bahamians cannot continue to ‘bury their heads in the sand’ when it comes to reporting domestic violence as the country’s crime problems will not be solved until the problem of domestic violence is solved, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin said recently. “To put it bluntly, many of the young males paraded before ... Read More »

Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan: Can It Ever Be Stopped?


November 24th is World Day for Combating Violence against Women. On this day, Uzbek-language online social media circulated a sensational article about a young Uzbek woman [pictured above] who was a victim of domestic violence. She tells the story of how she was forced to appeal to the court because her ex-husband failed to pay alimony; when he learned of this, he ... Read More »

Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence?

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MIchelle Mills was as impeccably groomed as she was well mannered. Her nails were neatly manicured; her blonde hair sleek. Her gentle nature and diminutive, 4 ft 11 in stature seemed perfectly suited to her career as a children’s nursery worker. But Michelle’s pleasant demeanour masked an altogether more disturbing personality. Behind closed doors she was a volatile character, prone to irrational ... Read More »

New “Report-a-Bully in School Website” bill would affect every South Carolina school, district


Some Lowcountry schools set up “bully boxes” as a way for students to drop off anonymous notes reporting bullying, intimidation or harassment. One South Carolina lawmaker wants to modernize the bully box by taking it online. Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston, has filed a bill that would require every school and district in the state to have a form on its ... Read More »

Indonesian maid in abuse case ‘beaten in head for at least 6 months’, doctors say

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Brain injuries have left Erwiana Sulistyaningsih unable to walk and struggling to see, her doctor in Indonesia says, adding that it is too early to tell whether the damage is permanent. “Erwiana was beaten on the head for a period of at least six months. She couldn’t have received her injuries any other way,” said Dr Iman Fadhli, who has ... Read More »

The Birth of H.A.L.T. – Humanity Against ‘Local Terrorism’


Once upon a time in a province somewhere in Canada…I always liked this beginning to a story that starts with once upon a time; it leaves the reader with a feeling of creativity and imagination to choose when they want the story to take place.  However to make things easier, my story regarding the meaning behind the creation, and building ... Read More »

Consequences of Homophobic Bullying

Consequences of Homophobic Bullying It is not sexual minority youth who are inherently at-risk; rather it is the pervasive societal culture of homophobia and heterosexism that threatens their health, safety, and well-being. The sexual minority youth report more emotional and behavioural difficulties such as: Children who experience it have their education disrupted Higher symptoms of depression and externalizing behaviours It can ... Read More »