Saturday, 15 April 2017

Family violence - Women of Hizbut Tahrir

Two women from the Women of Hizbut Tahrir group have made a video stating that it is acceptable for Muslim men to hit their wives albeit they suggest generally only softly,

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Malaysia Child Marriage

I never cease to be amazed at the rationalisations used by men to justify having sex with female children.  Malaysia has passed legislation that criminalises touching and befriending children as a precursor to sexually abusing them.  However, this law does not out law child marriage.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Nagaland Women

The men in Nagaland in India's far north-east have won the right to operate outside a Supreme Court ruling that 33 percent of seats in elected bodies are kept exclusively for women candidates. This is not because they believe the quota system does not work which might be a discussion in the West but that women's place is in the kitchen and not in public life.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Melbourne Response

The Melbourne Response, although intended to provide assistance and support victims of abuse by Catholic Church personnel, has always been a cause of distress for a large number of victims. The cause of distress has been the signing away of legal rights if accessing compensation.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Roman Polanski

In 1977 Roman Polanski raped a 13 year old girl at film star Jack Nicholson's house in Los Angeles. He was accused of drugging the girl before raping her.  Mr Polanski fled to France in 1978 when he apparently thought he was going to be given a long sentence for the crime.  He is now seeking permission to return to the United States with an agreement that he will not be jailed for this crime. The claim put forward is that he reached a plea deal before he escaped to Europe and that he has already served 42 days for statutory rape in Chino State Prison.