Quiverfull of Shit: a Guide to the Duggars' Scary Brand of Christianity

Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.
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Princeton Mom: Most Rape and Molestation Is Just 'Bad Manners'

In an attempt to maintain some sort of relevance in 2015, Princeton Mom (aka "author" Susan Patton) stopped by Fox & Friends to point out that most molestation is, how shall we say it, just a comedy of errors and does not mean that children should be taught about sex ed. Because sex ed is vulgar. Things the Princeton… »1/06/15 10:45am1/06/15 10:45am

Child Services Finally Gets Involved in the Honey Boo Boo Mess

The Honey Boo Boo horror show continues: Sandra Hale, mother of June "Mama June" Thompson and grandmother to Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, told ET that she fears for Alana's safety now that her daughter has reportedly reunited with ex boyfriend Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester. According to Hale, child… »10/31/14 4:00pm10/31/14 4:00pm

Teacher Gave Middle-Schooler a Lap Dance Because Students Urged Her To

A middle-schooler in Texas was violated when his teacher interrupted his third-period class to give him a full-contact lap dance at, she says, the urging of other students in the course. Because when kids say "give the birthday boy a lap dance," you listen. You don't want to be the one with the bad reviews on… »4/26/14 6:30pm4/26/14 6:30pm

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About the Dylan Farrow Case

Unless you shut down your laptop or smartphone and smashed them under a rock, then you've probably seen all of the articles swirling around this weekend (or past week and month) concerning the 1992 child molestation investigation against Woody Allen. In reading these articles, or seeing them bandied about on Facebook… »2/03/14 4:30pm2/03/14 4:30pm

Chris Brown Didn't 'Lose His Virginity' at Age 8. He Was Raped.

This weekend, Chris Brown told The Guardian that his first sexual experience happened when he was 8 years old, a claim met with doubt from some and horror from others. Brown didn't discuss what happened to him — uh, child rape, and the law is crystal clear about that — as something traumatic or hurtful; instead, he… »10/08/13 6:00pm10/08/13 6:00pm

Singapore Anti-Groping PSA Features Terrible Puns, Victim-Blaming ‘Tips’

Singapore, which might be one of the worst places in the world if you're looking to break the law, has apparently rolled out an anti-public-groping campaign, which would be very helpful and nice if its street-side ads didn't features incredibly creepy pictures supplemented with a litany of instructions about what… »1/13/13 4:00pm1/13/13 4:00pm

Homophobic Boy Scouts of America Actually Harbored Thousands of Child Molesters

The famously anti-gay Boy Scouts of America organization has been ordered to release its fiercely protected "perversion files," which contain information about thousands of instances where trusted BSA adult leaders victimized children involved in scouting. The files, which cover incidents that occurred between the… »10/18/12 1:05pm10/18/12 1:05pm

Young Actresses Aren't the Only Ones Scarred by Sleazy Hollywood Encounters

The classic Hollywood exploitation story involves a young/naive struggling actress, a sleazy older man, and the promise of fame. But there's another sad tale to be told: That of the male child actor, sexually abused by a man with "connections." Former child stars Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman are teaming up to… »4/19/12 3:40pm4/19/12 3:40pm

How Much Did Dottie Sandusky Know About Her Husband's Alleged Crimes?

Fallout from the case of Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator who stands accused of sexually abusing several boys he met through his charity, has extended to the upper reaches of Penn State University. Head football coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier's jobs were… »12/27/11 6:45pm12/27/11 6:45pm

No-Longer-Celebrated Sportswriter Bill Conlin Accused Of Child Molestation

In yet another instance of child abuse victims being inspired to go public by the case against Jerry Sandusky, three women and a man have come forward to say that they were molested by Bill Conlin, a Philadelphia Daily News columnist and Hall of Fame baseball writer. The alleged abuse occured in the '70s, but they say… »12/21/11 10:45am12/21/11 10:45am

Alleged Syracuse Victim Grew Up To Be A Confessed Child Molester

23-year-old Zach Tomaselli, the third man to accuse Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him as a child, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he abused a 13-year-old boy in a similar way, but now he says he'll change his plea to guilty. Tomaselli admitted to the Associated Press… »12/06/11 10:30am12/06/11 10:30am