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Displaying items by tag: sexual abuse

Sunday, 28 March 2021 23:08

What the Sexual Revolution Has Wrought

Toxic masculinity?  Try toxic culture.  The revolution of the 1960s has taken us all to some depraved and degrading places.  As we are currently reminded by very, very unedifying events.  Yet people are talking about the wrong problem.

Published in Sexual Revolution
Thursday, 11 March 2021 23:59

Fembots and Christians

The MeToo brigade were, sadly, not done with the vicious pursuit of Cardinal Pell.  A year on, they are back for another Christian.  Guilt by accusation, admittedly dished out with ideological selectivity, is in season again.  Destroy.  Destroy.  Destroy.  A version of this article appeared in The Spectator Australia of 13 March 2021.

Published in Politics
Thursday, 03 December 2020 19:15

When Judges Get It Wrong - the Case of John Fleming

It is not only juries that sometimes get things wrong, especially in cases of alleged historical sex abuse.  Judges get it wrong, too.  Just look at the South Australian case of Catholic priest Fr John Fleming.  This case amply demonstrates the need for judicial system reform.
Published in Catholic
Friday, 20 October 2017 08:44

After Weinstein, Why Not Chastity?

The lugubrious profile of Henry Lawson, with his gigantic handlebar moustache, graced Australian $10 notes for decades. Lawson was a 19th Century writer who wrote about “the bush”, the rough life of the farming and mining settlements of early Australia. He’s not known much abroad, but a handful of his short stories are truly world class. He’s a kind of Down Under version of Mark Twain.