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A Wrinkle in Time Calls Out an Invisible Evil That Real Children Deal With, and It Hits Hard

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.

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YouTubers Argue Where to Draw the Line With Child Pornography, Question “What Is so Bad About It?”

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?

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Mark Salling Found Dead at 35

Actor Mark Salling, who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, was found dead today.

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Dylan Farrow Details Her Allegations of Sexual Assault by Woody Allen

"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?”

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Can We Please Believe Dylan Farrow About Woody Allen Now?


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.

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Mara Wilson on Childhood Fame & the Sexualization of Child Actors

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.

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Teen Dating Violence and Crappy Home Lives: A Match Made In Hell

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.

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Popular YouTubers Have Children Taken Away After Abusive Videos

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.

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Roc Upchurch Discusses Recovery & “Moving Forward” From His Arrest for Domestic Abuse

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.

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Miss Meadows & The Homesman Miss The Mark With Their Treatment Of Child Abuse And Mental Illness

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.

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DC Comics Changed Its Mind, Will Allow Superman “S” on Memorial Statue

Good news!

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.

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DC Comics Declines to Allow Superman Logo on Memorial for Slain Child

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.

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Department of Duh: Child Beauty Pageants Are About Parents Feeling Good, Not Kids

Child beauty pageants are pretty much everyone's favorite form of low-grade, civil society approved child abuse, and with the baffling popularity of Honey Boo Boo firmly entrenched, we can expect the pageant scene to enter a renaissance soon. Don't worry, though. A new study shows that parents, not children, get the most emotional benefit from the pageant scene. Which is convenient, because if you're the sort of person who would enter your child into one of these things, chances are you also need external reasons to feel good about the person you are.

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