Category: sexual abuse

Is the Church not of this world?

I don’t know much more than the bare bones of this particular story.  The BBC reports it rather sketchily at the moment as breaking news; even the My San Antonio website doesn’t make it all that clear whether criminal proceedings…

On confusing sex and power

I’ve been working these past couple of days, setting up a language-learning site.  Thus, the moderate radio silence. Meanwhile, the unhappy news about sex abuse and paedophilia at the heart of our most sacred institutions continues to unspool our perception…

An Unfortunate Series of Adverts

Not a minute ago I was looking, sadly, at the latest revelations in what would now appear to be this very British scandal: an institutionalised and violently unravelling sequence of sex abuse cases, initially circling around the figure of the…

Who can fix this?

The BBC is being accused of having prevented the completion and airing of a short Newsnight film about allegations that Jimmy Savile abused young women.  I say young women uncertainly – partly because I’ve read several reports, some of which…

Murdochs, monks and dirty habits

I read this story from the Mail today almost as soon as it was published.  I thought it might be wise to wait and see.  Even after everything that has happened, and even after everything we’ve all written, I did…

The seeds of rape

The seeds of rape lie in prejudice.  Prejudice is a primal soup of appealing lies which caters to the darker side of human nature.  From the crimes of civil war, as the tipping-points of community fear drive us into the…