Category Child abuse

The victim game

A man has been granted an entire page on The Independent’s website to explain how he ‘fell into’ downloading sexually exploitative images of young teenage girls. This was his chance to atone for his actions; to apologise to his many victims; to make some sort of pledge to campaign against such images being made and […]

Child Killers

Originally posted on Karen Ingala Smith:
I decided to write this piece in response to some of the reactions to Mick and Mairead Philpott’s killing of six of their children, together with their friend Paul Mosley. The Daily Mail, Louise Mensch, George Osborne and others were keen to identify ‘benefits culture’ as the biggest problem, overlooking…

The graphic truth about ‘domestic’ violence

You might guess from the title that I’m not a fan of the term ‘domestic violence’. Violence is violence. Using the term ‘domestic’ undermines the gravity of the offence and makes it sound somewhat less awful than ‘street’ violence or ‘stranger’ violence. A story appeared in my Twitter feed today which affected me deeply and […]

How the male orgasm is worth more than children

(GRAPHIC CONTENT) There was a story on the front page of my local paper this week about a man who is charged with possessing 3.5 million child porn images (yes, you read that right). This man is accused of making 14,450 indecent photographs and 6,023 movies classified by police as level five (this is using […]