Dear Mr. McGuinty, My name is Devon. I am a 12 year old girl attending elementary school in Ontario. In the past election you said your government would be best for education. I recently watched this video, Writing on the Wall, by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. I don't think that schools should have to be in a draw to get books for kids. School libraries should never get like … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Dalton McGuinty
The Star carried this article yesterday about The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hursham, and Criminal Domestic Violence in Canadian Homes, by Brian Vallée. Stephen Lewis wrote an impassioned foreword for the book, urging the creation of a fully funded United Nations international agency for women that would provide "a tremendous force for advocacy and intervention" and would "inevitably … [Read more...] about “Well, you’re not going to solve the problem if you even refuse to say what it is.”
Three stories are on the CTV site just now. ((Scout Volunteer| Peter Whitmore| Victim resisted death threats )) Each story details a violation of a child's life. Often sexual assault is spoke of in hushed tones, sometimes more so if the victim is male. I think perhaps homophobia comes into play, both in a child's willingness to report and in the way they are treated. Sexual assault steals … [Read more...] about Children and Sexual Assault
From BBC Children's charities have reacted with anger after a window cleaner who raped a girl of 10 was jailed for two years. Keith Fenn, 24, will be free in four months after a judge said the girl, who was attacked in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, had appeared older. The charity Kidscape accused Judge Julian Hall of "trying to find excuses" and said a child must never be … [Read more...] about Sweet sixteen and ready for raping
I noticed this article in Spiked about men being put off volunteering to be coaches because of the intrusive nature of the child protection measures. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill, which passed through the Houses of Parliament in London at the end of last year, requires that all those who work with children must submit to a background check first. As one Home Office official … [Read more...] about Men, children and paedophilia
So you're a grandpa of a 10 month old. What do you buy the little tyke? A nice stuffy for his room, a baseball glove for catching practise when he's older, a savings bond for college. Great ideas all but not as special as a 12-gauge Beretta shotgun. What 10 month old wouldn't appreciate that? I'm sure Stewie would. Little Bubba ( did not make it up ) might not be able to pop off a couple of … [Read more...] about Got Bullets?