Widespread public shock followed the recent release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report that identified more than 1,000 child victims of clergy sexual abuse. In fact, as I know through my research, the Vatican and its American bishops have known about the problem of priestly pedophilia since at least the 1950s. And the Church has consistently silenced would-be whistleblowers from within its own ranks.
In the memory of many Americans, the only comparable scandal was in Massachusetts, where, in 2002, the Boston Globe published more than 600 articles about abuses under the administration of Cardinal Bernard Law. That investigation was immortalized in the 2015 award-winning film, “Spotlight.”
What many Americans don’t remember, however, are other similar scandals, some even more dramatic and national in scope.
Doubling down on secrecy
Source: The Catholic Church’s grim history of ignoring priestly pedophilia – and silencing would-be whistleblowers : The Conversation
While schools are regarded as the main educators of children, they are not the only educators. For before children go to school they are usually at home and are being educated by their parents, whether this is intentional or not, as children observe what is around them and what is occurring.
So all parents have a duty to their children in the way they conduct themselves when in front of their children, for what children hear and see they will copy. However, there may be other factors, for they may go to a nursery and pre-school and also the community environment in which they live.
All of these are factors in how children behave, however, in many instances their behaviour could be tempered by how they are disciplined by family members.
So all in all, while teachers have their part to play, so do parents and all factors need to be taken into consideration.
All crime should be recorded and shown in the statistics, where crime is not being recorded or deliberately being withdrawn from statistics, then this should also be a crime.
Donald Trump held up a little girl at his campaign rally in Wisconsin and before setting her down he awkwardly tried to kiss her on the lips. Why? Who in the hell knows, but the little girl pulled away before he could land his Tic Tac-encrusted mouth hole near her lips.
Another awkward encounter. Why does he awkwardly try to kiss everyone? Boundaries, dude!
Source: Stranger danger! Little girl pulls away from Trump when he tries to kiss her on the lips at a rally
“We were smoking cigarettes outside, and Busey was standing next to me. And then at one point, he grabbed me firmly between my legs, and ran his hand up my stomach, and grabbed my breasts,” she continued. “I didn’t know what to do. So I made this joke that, ’Oh, I’ve never been sexually harassed by a celebrity before!’ Then he grabbed my hand and put it [over] his penis, and said, like, ‘I’m just getting started, baby.’”
Source: Apprentice staffers say Gary Busey sexually assaulted a female employee and Trump laughed it off
We have a weak understanding of consent and that impacts women’s access to justice
Source: The Ched Evans case shows why we must start talking about consent
Cathy Heller joins eight other women in coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican, with story similar to his taped remarks
Source: Trump ‘grabbed me and went for the lips’, says new accuser | US news | The Guardian