Arthur Allan Thomas: pleads not guilty to four historical charges of indecent assault

Arthur Allan Thomas: pleads not guilty to four historical charges of indecent assault

Arthur Allan Thomas was awarded almost $1 million compensation after being wrongfully convicted for the Crewe murders, but his lawyer says that money “that was his curse”. In her closing address to the jurors at the Manukau District Court on Wednesday, Thomas’ lawyer Marie Dyhrberg QC said two women made false complaints of historical sexual…

Tax rebate for Bangladesh companies hiring transgender people
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Tax rebate for Bangladesh companies hiring transgender people

Bangladesh has more than 200,000 transgender people, most of whom face discrimination and social ostracisation, according to independent experts. The government puts the number at 10,000. Trans people in Bangladesh often resort to begging and the sex trade in order to survive, as most are forced to flee their homes due to bullying and harassment….

What happens to a child after he/she suffers sexual abuse?

What happens to a child after he/she suffers sexual abuse?

LewisUniversity Sexual abuse in childhood has serious and lasting psychological consequences. Long term psychological correlates of childhood sexual abuse include depression, suicidal tendencies, sexual dysfunction, self-mutilation, chronic anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation and memory impairment. Dr. Natalia Tapia, assistant professor of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies at Lewis University, is the author of “Survivors…

Discrimination is a problem for men in female-dominated occupations

Discrimination is a problem for men in female-dominated occupations

New research provides evidence of “clear, consistent, and large discrimination” against men in female-dominated occupations in Sweden. The study indicates that women are more likely to receive a response to entry-level job applications than men are. Granberg and his colleagues found that women had higher positive employer response rates than men on average, an effect…

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Should You Worry When Your Partner “Needs Some Space?”

Should You Worry When Your Partner “Needs Some Space?” | Psychology Today Jerry M. Burger, in a piece entitled “Individual Differences in Preference for Solitude,” notes that for some people, being alone is a desirable, pleasant experience, which does not make them lonely, and may actually be beneficial through stimulating self-reflection.[i]  Many of us can relate…

Why Do People Park Next to You in an Empty Carpark?

There are fascinating psychological phenomena observable in many parking lots. In countries or cities with high levels of congestion, quiet carparks are symbolic of rural or suburban bliss, and therefore finding an empty parking space (or, at best, one without spaces around) is an interesting sport. It is also a fascinating place to observe social…