Sunday, April 30, 2017
Supporting Men > sexual abuse

She insists she never gave him any reason to think she may be interested

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91589120/police-watchdog-investigating-sexual-harassment-complaint-against-northland-police-officer The woman claimed the officer later started calling her and visiting her house, where he touched and rubbed himself on her. The NZPCA summary said the matter was historic as the woman had been too scared to speak out until now. The woman's complaint was lodged with the Independent Police Conduct Authority

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Irony: Trump Rolls Back Protection for Workplace Sexual Abuse

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/04/04/trump-order-drops-pesky-regulations-on-equal-pay-sexual-harassment/#72f9bc5c5c10 Last week, President Trump signed an executive order revoking the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, created by President Barack Obama in 2014 to ensure businesses that receive federal contracts do a better job of adhering to labor and civil rights laws. As a result, the president is now facing

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Sexual pressure on women: at Gloriavale, to produce children

http://thespinoff.co.nz/society/30-03-2017/gloriavale-report-have-we-learned-nothing-from-centrepoint/ “When is our government going to respond to these kind of groups properly?” Leslie asks. “It is extraordinary that the same abuser has been accused by multiple women and no charges have been laid. They need a specialised committee to manage complaints of sexual abuse and an expert advisory panel

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CYF apologises over false sexual abuse claim

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/327127/cyf-apologises-over-false-sexual-abuse-claim Child Youth and Family has had to do a U-turn in court, after repeatedly and incorrectly reporting that a man was a sex offender. The agency had been repeating the information since 2001 and did not correct its reports to the Family Court until last year, despite being told three times

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They didn’t want to cause their son further distress

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11819266 Hinch's mother began to lecture her son about the importance of honouring your word, until his brother Des interjected to say the man had "done something to Derryn." "Then all hell broke loose," he recalled, saying his parents angrily chased his molester out of the home. Years later, he asked his parents

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The Forgiveness Myth Refuses to Go Away

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/culture/article/2017/03/13/comment-forgiveness-not-justice-and-trauma-survivors-dont-need-forgive-heal There is no “right” way for people to recover from trauma. What works for some survivors may be disastrous for others, and the last thing they need is outsiders judging their behaviour as sufficiently victim-worthy. This is what made me initially reticent to make any public comments about the recent media

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Wellington Boys Try Trump Defense: Only Locker Room Talk

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/326207/wgtn-school-boys-suspended-for-'filming-women-teachers' Gerard Tully, the rector of St Patrick's College at Silverstream, confirmed that a "small number" of year nine students had been suspended after a "most distressing incident of sexual harassment." Mr Tully would not give further details of what happened, but said his absolute priority was for the safety, support and

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