There are so many tear-jerking moments in this Ava Duvernay-directed film, adapted from the first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet series. It is a powerfully acted, beautifully shot, emotionally rich movie made for kids, starring kids, dealing with problems that real kids face—even if tessering to alternate universes isn’t (yet) possible.Read More
I know that we live in a really divisive time where we have to debate the merits of everything and question the legitimacy of social norms, but I thought we all agreed pedophilia was bad?Read More
Actor Mark Salling, who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, was found dead today.Read More
"What I don't understand is how is this crazy story of me being brainwashed and coached more believable than what I'm saying about being sexually assaulted by my father?”Read More
Today Dylan Farrow took to Twitter to call out not just Woody Allen, but those who continue to support him. Fallow is Woody Allen's adopted daughter with Mia Farrow and in 2014, she took to the New York Times and wrote an open letter detailing her events of child abuse and sexual molestation she claims Allen committed against her.Read More
When I was growing up, it was Emma Watson. For the generation before me, it was Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Now it's Millie Bobby Brown. All of these child actresses have been turned into sexualized objects by older audiences. It's not just the girls; the young boys are also being called cute, with fans saying how they shouldn't call them in ten years. While people might frame it as a joke, it doesn't stop the fact that what's happening is the sexualization of children.Read More
One in three teens is affected by teen dating violence. My hope is that by telling our stories and being open about what’s happening, and owning our histories, that we’ll be able to strengthen the girls (and guys) that need our help.Read More
Mike and Heather Martin temporarily lost custody of two of their five children for the cruel "pranks" they played in a series of now-deleted YouTube videos that earned the couple a lot of money. The loss of custody should be permanent.Read More
Not everyone can "move forward," though.
Former Rat Queens artist Roc Upchurch got arrested for domestic violence last year; he stopped illustrating Rat Queens shortly thereafter. Upchurch recently reached out to Comic Book Resources' Casey Gilley to request an interview with her to discuss his life since; that interview went up today.Read More
Two newly-released black comedies this week share a common thread beyond their genre: their inability to effectively address important issues. Both Miss Meadows and The Homesman attempt o engage in serious genre twists - an assassination thriller and an old-fashioned Western from post-modern feminist slants - and while both get an E for effort, neither film succeeds in their grand ambition.Read More
Yesterday we told you about DC's decision not to allow the Superman "S" Shield to be used on the memorial of a Toronto child who died due to neglect and abuse. In a statement today, however, DC has reconsidered their position and will let the shield be used on the memorial after all.Read More
Sad story of the day.
Today in understandable legal moves but totally regrettable PR moves, DC Comics' legal affairs have declined to allow Superman's 'S' shield to be used in a memorial to a Toronto child slain by neglect and abuse.Read More