14% of men subjected to sexual abuse as children — Nearly 14 out of every 100 Korean men were found to have been sexually abused as children, a survey showed Monday. After questioning a total of 1,043 males aged 19 to 54 across the country, an Ewha Womans University team, led by professor Han In-young, said that 141, or 13.5 percent, suffered from various forms of sexual abuse at least once when they were minors. Seventy-three respondents said they were forced to watch pornographic material or were subject to sexually-explicit jokes, while 37 were coerced to show their genitals. Twenty-eight said their genitals were exposed or touched against their will, with 23 forced to kiss.
Call to aid male domestic violence victims in Cornwall — Esteem, a Truro-based group, said around 200 men in the county had been helped in the last two years but the nearest refuge bed is in Somerset. It is thought one in six men will suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime. Andrew Baker, from Esteem, said he could put up to four men a month in a refuge if they had the resources. One victim from Cornwall, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “I think it’s difficult for anyone to understand that men can be abused.
Duke lax accuser indicted for murder — Crystal Mangum, the exotic dancer who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, WRAL-TV reported Monday. A Durham Country grand jury indicted Mangum, 32, in connection with the stabbing of 46-year-old Reginald Daye. Daye, who died April 14, was stabbed in the torso with a kitchen knife in the early hours of April 3, according to police.
Facts About Malaysia’s Male Sex Workers — Most of the public is aware of female sex workers and their unrecognised trade in Malaysia. However, how many know of the more elusive male sex workers? Only those who are acquainted with these people can reveal details of their background and their clandestine activities. One such person is a transvestite called ‘Atuk’. Atuk, whose real name is Roslan Hamzah, 52, had come across these people when he was plying his own trade in the notorious Lorong Haji Taib. He now works for an outreach programme to help people like himself and male sex workers.
Jan-Jan’s parents sue psychologist, bloggers — The parents of a 6-year-old contestant in the TV game show “Willing Willie” Wednesday sued a child psychologist and two bloggers for libel in connection with allegations of child abuse that the couple said had caused them “dishonor, discredit and contempt.” Joe and Diana Suan, the parents of Jan-Jan whose tearful performance of a “macho dance” in the March 12 episode of the TV5 game show drew dismay and outrage from viewers and groups promoting women and children’s rights, filed the libel complaint in the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against Dr. Ma. Lourdes “Honey” Carandang, a child psychologist; Froilan Grate, a blogger, educator and environmentalist; John Silva, a blogger and senior consultant of the National Museum; and others yet to be named.
Over 800 abuse cases reported in Austria — Over 800 cases of abuse in Catholic institutions in Austria have been reported so far, a commission tasked with investigating abuse cases announced on Wednesday. A total 837 abuse victims approached the commission, which was set up by the Austrian Catholic Church last year after it was hit by a wave of abuse revelations, commission head Waltraud Klasnic told a press conference. Three quarters of the victims were male, with the most cases — about 20 percent — reported in northern Upper Austria province, followed by Vienna and western Tyrol, according to a commission report summarising its first-year findings.
Police: woman abuses daughter, blames father to gain custody — Police report that a Provo woman was arrested Thursday for sexually abusing her daughter as a tactic in a custody dispute. According to a police affidavit, Tiffany Marie Petrossi admitted to using a jagged fingernail to injure her daughter in 2009. At the time, she allegedly accused the child’s father, Jesse Huffaker, of committing the sexual abuse. The affidavit states that Petrossi told police she had found injuries on the child immediately after a custody exchange with Huffaker in August 2009.
Secret kept victim’s kin quiet about her abuse — Edward Overmoyer might have saved his half sister from a miserable life and a tortured death — if not for a dark secret. Overmoyer, 27, carried that secret for 15 years. He did something so awful as an 11-year-old boy that even as an adult he feared he would go to jail if authorities found out. That secret forced him, Overmoyer said Wednesday in Erie County Court, to keep quiet about the beatings, scaldings and humiliations that he saw his mentally challenged half sister, Laura Cummings, 23, endure at the hands of her mother, Eva M. Cummings, and her other half brother, Luke J. Wright.
Self-Professed Furry Charged With Xbox Live Child Abuse — A 19-year-old from Greece, New York, that identifies himself on Xbox Live as a “homosexual furry” has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy under the age of 13 he met while playing on Xbox Live. According to authorities, Richard Kretovic, who goes by the Xbox Live gamertag Formic Hivemind met his alleged victim while playing games on Xbox Live. Upon discovering that the alleged victim was also a resident of Greece, Kretovic set up a meeting. It was during this meeting that police say he sexually abused the young boy.
SNAP: Abuse victims should contact police directly — In the wake of allegations against an area Catholic school athletic director, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is urging other possible victims and witnesses to bypass church officials and call police. Archbishop John Carroll High School’s Francis Murphy, 39, was arrested Friday on charges of unlawful contact with a minor, promoting prostitution, corruption of minors and related offenses. According to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, Murphy solicited sexual favors from a male student via Facebook.
Thomas Rodriguez: ‘At Age 17 the System Manipulated Me Into Signing a Paternity Declaration Without Parental Consent or Access to Legal Advice’ — One of the most pernicious injustices in the family court system is the way child support enforcement agencies manhandle underage boys, often manipulating them into signing paternity declarations as minors without parental consent or legal counsel. Thomas Rodriguez (pictured) is one of these young men. Fathers and Families has helped introduce two paternity fraud bills in the the California legislature this year, one of which (SB 377) will address the injustices faced young men like Thomas.
What the feminist movement hath wrought — Many of the assumptions of the feminist movement are so ingrained in our thinking, we have come to take them for truth. To speak ill of the social movement called feminism is to speak ill of women, or so we’ve been led to believe. Authors Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly, in their new book, The Flipside of Feminism, have courageously laid bare the false premises — and promises — of “the women’s movement.” And they have mercilessly quantified, to the extent possible, the negative effects that the feminist movement has had on American culture.