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The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 27, 2012


Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesTimmy Kimbrough at home with his daughter Josie, 2, and his stepdaughters, Nicole, 13, and Brooke Borden, 10, left. His wife, shown in the framed photograph, is in jail. By ADA CALHOUNPublished: April 25, 2012 On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter […]

Street Wise

April 21, 2012


Cyndee Clay constantly walks the intersection of society and sex, survival and discrimination in an effort to uncover the humanity hidden by stigma Interview by Will O’BryanPhotography by Todd FransonPublished on April 12, 2012 Cyndee Clay of HIPS(Photo by Todd Franson) Growing up in suburban Maryland, the most dangerous element in young Cyndee Clay’s life […]

Financiers and Sex Trafficking

April 1, 2012


By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOFPublished: March 31, 2012 Damon Winter/The New York TimesNicholas D. Kristof THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called This emporium for girls and women — some under age or forced into prostitution — is in turn owned by […]

We Believe You – rape myths we’re challenging

March 13, 2012


There are so many myths about rape – about what it is, about who does it, and whom it happens to. Consciously or not, many people in Britain believe these myths, and they’re reflected in the media, and in the criminal justice system. These myths discourage women from coming forward when they’ve been raped. They […]

Male suicide rates four times higher than females nationally; problem seems to have cultural roots in stoic Midwest

February 27, 2012


Kurt Schreiner was many things. A fun uncle who faithfully attended his nephew’s football games. A charming ladies’ man who loved to travel. A kind-hearted soul who made you feel like his best friend and doled out the perfect advice. That was on the outside. By: Tammy Swift, ForumPublished February 27, 2012 Kurt Schreiner was […]

Gang life: First he builds trust. Then you help out. Next you’re cutting crack

February 21, 2012


One ex-gang member describes how her life was taken over by a boyfriend, and how the cycle begins at schoolBen Ferguson and Matthew Taylor, Sunday 19 February 2012 Lisa remembers the moment she knew her life had been overtaken by the gang. Her boyfriend of six months had called and asked her for a […]

The death of Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012


By Hiram Lee 13 February 2012 Whitney Houston in 2009[Photo: Asterio Tecson] One receives the news of Whitney Houston’s death at the age of 48 with genuine sadness. Houston was a tremendous singer, whose best performances contained a vibrancy and larger-than-life quality, which endeared her to millions of listeners. Her death at a young age […]