Response to Current News Topics

Spanking…is it harmful to children?

Who wants to increase the likelihood your children will have the following challenges before age 18? Low moral character and ethics Aggression Antisocial behavior Behavior problems Mental health problems Negative parent– child relationships Impaired cognitive ability Low self-esteem A recently published study “Spanking and Child Outcomes: Old Controversies and New Meta-Analyses” strongly suggests spanking children…

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Decriminalization of teacher/student sexual activity is not the answer.

Last Friday, the Washington Post ran a controversial opinion piece written by a former attorney named Betsy Karasik. In the piece, Ms. Karasik argued that some incidents of sexual activity should not be considered a criminal act. As a reaction to this column, MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson collaborated with the partners listed below to…

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Margaret Hoelzer’s editorial on Jerry Sandusky and Penn State

We are finally getting ready to close the door to the final chapter of the Jerry Sandusky story. Except that’s just it, it’s not his story, it never has been. It’s the story of the countless number of victims that he abused, the ones that came forward and the ones that did not. It’s the…

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Now is the Time for All Good Men and Women to Act

Now is the Time for All Good Men and Women to Act… The Penn State situation continues to evolve, and it is difficult to keep up with all of the emerging information. The Freeh Report was recently released and brought widespread attention to the role of the institution and several key individuals regarding the protection…

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The Trial Is Over For One

Jerry Sandusky has been convicted on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse. For his victims and many others this was a day for justice, but not necessarily healing. We should all remember the trial is over for this one defendant, but trials continue every day for many other defendants and their victims. I sat…

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