Posts Tagged ‘Sexual harassment’

Children’s access to online porn fuels sexual harassment

Monday, June 21st, 2021
online porn fuels sexual harassment

Curbs on children’s access to online pornography need to be brought in urgently to stop the spread of an activity that is partly to blame for normalising sexual harassment in schools, according to the new children’s commissioner for England. Dame Rachel de Souza is urging governments and tech companies to introduce age verification checks. She Read more

97 year old cardinal banned from public ministry

Monday, November 9th, 2020

A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances after being investigated for sexual abuse. Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz (97) has been ordered to compensate his alleged victims. The Vatican’s nunciature in Poland says Gulbinowicz was disciplined after “allegations regarding the cardinal’s past” were investigated. Last year a Polish newspaper published an article by Read more

#MeToo Is it time for a cultural detox?

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The #MeToo movement, launched by activist Tarana Burke 10 years ago, went viral in October after actress Alyssa Milano and other prominent women publicized it, and after countless women (and a few men) published the hashtag on their social media pages to indicate that they had been sexually harassed or violated at some point in Read more

#MeToo hashtag, abuse and the Church of England

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse among Church of England clergy must be faced, say prominent Anglican women. They say the the church must take a lead in tackling the issue. Jayne Ozanne, a senior member of the church’s ruling general synod, wrote to the Guardian newspaper about the problem. She said harassment within the Read more

Bill O’Reilly used religion to fuel fear, and his show

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

It’s ironic that Bill O’Reilly — perhaps the most prominent Catholic conservative on American television — was fired the same day he met Pope Francis. The two occupy different intellectual parts of the Catholic Church, and the television personality has made his disdain for some of the pope’s positions known. After Francis derided then-candidate Donald Trump’s Read more

Did I die? Let me count the ways

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

By now most of you must have heard the leaked tape where Donald Trump explains to Billy Bush that he often kisses women without permission and grabs them by their genitals as they both die with laughter at how funny that is. I was pretty upset about that tape, but not because I am a Read more

Teacher on leave till cleared of harassment allegations

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A Saint Joseph’s College teacher has been told to take leave until sexual harassment allegations against him are cleared. The allegations were made and then withdrawn when he was working at the University of the South Pacific, but he was “let go”. Director of Catholic Education Aeau Chris Hazelman said they were only made aware of the Read more