Tag : sexual abuse

Condemnation in name only: abuse in the Catholic Church

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

On the 20th August 2018, Pope Francis wrote in a letter that he condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and the subsequent “clerical cover-ups” to the more than 1.3 billion members of the Catholic Church. In it, he asked for forgiveness for the magnitude of mistakes that were made … Read More

Does Talent Trump Abuse In Hollywood?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Following her 2016 Best Actress Oscar win for her portrayal of a sexual abuse victim in Room, Brie Larson had to present the award of Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars to alleged sexual predator, Casey Affleck. It was thought that to prevent another uncomfortable encounter, the Academy would take … Read More

‘Oxfam Sex Scandal’ Hits Close to Home

7 months ago / 0 comments

The ‘Oxfam scandal’ has dominated headlines since allegations were published about its staff hiring prostitutes whilst working overseas in crisis hit regions. As more and more accusations have been released, on Monday 12 February, the Charity Commission – the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, opened a new … Read More

Why #Metoo Is Not Synonymous With ‘Men Too’

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood sexual abuse scandal is one that needs no introduction: it has been the – perhaps unsurprising – revelation that women in Hollywood are being abused, manipulated and raped by men in positions of power. It is the systematic and institutionalised exploitation of women. Yet , … Read More

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

10 months ago / 0 comments

In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

Only the Pretty Girls Get Assaulted: Mayim Bialik, You Are Not a Feminist   

11 months ago / 0 comments

In a week where more and more actresses stepped forward to pledge their own allegations of sexual assault and harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, one response stood out for me amongst all the others. You’ll probably know Mayim Bialik as Sheldon Cooper’s geeky girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler in The ... Read More

The Brit Awards: acceptance speeches allowed, as long as they’re not about equality

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sexual abuse; at best it’s degrading, at worst, it can have physical and psychological implications for the rest of the victim’s life. Apparently, this is of no consequence to Ant and Dec, who, after Adele used her first acceptance speech at this year’s Brit awards to show support for Kesha’s … Read More

Your say: Does Fifty Shades of Grey normalise sexual abuse?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Since its publication in 2011 E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey has never been far from controversy. Many critics have expressed concern that the nature of the main couple’s relationship  is characteristic of an abusive relationship poorly disguised as one simply based around a common interest in BDSM. Following the … Read More