Some people have unusual attractions to specific age groups.
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Chronophilias – such as pedophilia – are age-based sexual attractions. Psychologists don't know much about why people have them or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.
Parramatta Girls Home covered way with superintendents c1970s.
Photo courtesy Christina Green and PFFP Memory Project
The Parramatta Female Factory has been identified as a site of abuse by the royal commission. Now a community-led campaign is transforming it into a 'site of conscience'.
Child sexual abuse is rising but there is still ignorance around how to speak to and support children who are badly in need of help.
Cardinal Bernard Law in Rome in 2011.
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The passing of Cardinal Bernard Law is another moment to revisit the issue of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and why it remains a challenge.
Myths about rape must be challenged.
A new study found that a small number of students starting university believe in some myths about sexual violence.
Time magazine recognized the #MeToo movement as its ‘person’ of the year.
Time magazine named the #MeToo movement its 'person' of the year, highlighting the role companies and nondisclosure agreements play in keeping the victims of abuse silent.
A review of the prevalence of child sex abuse around the world shows that one in five females are affected and one in 13 males.
In the wake of the #Metoo movement, and with the goal of transforming toxic masculinity into compassionate masculinity, we must create new spaces to listen to male victims of child abuse too.
Actor Rose McGowan was recently offered $1 million to agree to keep her settlement with Weinstein secret. She declined.
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Nondisclosure agreements are getting a bad rap these days because they've been used to prevent victims of sexual harassment and abuse from speaking out. But not all are nefarious.
The holy family.
The Alabama state auditor defended Roy Moore, citing Mary and Joseph. A scholar goes back to early Christian texts texts to explain lesser-known beliefs about the relationship.
A year ago UK universities introduced big changes in the way they deal with harassment. It was an important step, but there's more to do.
The unpleasant influence of the adult entertainment industry.
The redress scheme cannot be a truly ‘just response’ if it says some kinds of victims simply don’t count.
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims.
If you see something, say something.
Research shows that few people take a stand when they witness sexual harassment. Until that changes, this predatory behavior will haunt American workplaces.
For all offences in the higher courts, the proportion of Victorians sent to prison is actually higher than the national average.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
Harvey Weinstein (third from left) faces allegations, but it’s not just a problem in showbiz.
The nature of the entertainment industry has always made some more vulnerable.
The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims plays into a range of myths and stereotypes about women.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.
Of the institutional categories employed by the royal commission, educational institutions were the second most represented.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has demonstrated how catastrophically some teachers have failed their duties - a pledge is one way to turn that around.
Congolese women in the eastern town of Bunia. Even in conflict zones women are more likely to face violence in their homes than outside.
Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat.
Class and race have long played a role in the way victims of abuse are treated.
For over a century, British authorities have ignored the exploitation of working-class girls.
The 'boyfriend model' of abuse is in the headlines after a string of high-profile grooming scandals. But are we in denial about how prevalent it is?