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Nov 19, 2014 A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

QUOTE: UVA's emphasis on honor is so pronounced that since 1998, 183 people have been expelled for honor-code violations such as cheating on exams. And yet paradoxically, not a single student at UVA has ever been expelled for sexual assault. "Think about it," says Susan Russell, whose UVA daughter's sexual-assault report helped trigger a previous federal investigation. "In what world do you get kicked out for cheating, but if you rape someone, you can stay?"

Rolling Stone
Jul 28, 2013 Student’s home-schooling highlights debate over Va. religious exemption law

QUOTE: Powell’s family encapsulates the debate over the long-standing law, with his parents earnestly trying to provide an education that reflects their beliefs and their eldest son objecting that without any structure or official guidance, children are getting shortchanged. Their disagreement, at its core, is about what they think is most essential that children learn — and whether government, or families, should define that.

Washington Post
Oct 11, 2012 Girl's courage, Taliban's cowardice

QUOTE: It was all about [the Taliban--Ed.] imposing their will, their version of Islamic law, and subjugating the entire population, but women in particular. The Taliban reportedly had destroyed more than 200 schools and ordered all girls' schools shut down when Malala slowly emerged from obscurity. In 2009, she started writing a blog for the BBC under a pseudonym, talking about her dreams for the future and how the Taliban were pushing those aspirations further and further out of reach.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 21, 2012 Elite Women Put a New Spin on an Old Debate

QUOTE: The article in The Atlantic, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a Princeton professor who recently left a job at the State Department, added to a renewed feminist conversation that is bringing fresh twists to bear on longstanding concerns about status, opportunity and family. Unlike earlier iterations, it is being led not by agitators who are out of power, but by elite women at the top of their fields, like the comedian Tina Fey, the Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and now Ms. Slaughter. In contrast to some earlier barrier-breakers from Gloria Steinem to Condoleezza Rice, these women have children, along with husbands who do as much child-rearing as they do, or more.

New York Times
Nov 29, 2011 Why we get mad at our husbands

QUOTE: We love our husbands -- but we're mad that we spend more mental energy on the details of parenting. We're mad that having children has turned our lives upside down much more than theirs. We're mad that these guys, who can manage businesses or keep track of thousands of pieces of sports trivia, can be clueless when it comes to what our kids are eating and what supplies they need for school. And more than anything else, we're mad that they get more time to themselves than we do.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 11, 2011 When does spanking become abuse?

QUOTE: Spanking impressionable children may reduce undesirable behavior in the short term. In the long term, however, research shows that it offers children a poor example of how to solve problems or deal with difficult situations.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 30, 2011 In Afghanistan, Rage at Young Lovers

QUOTE: It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart...An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned to death or hanged.

New York Times
May 11, 2011 A Rite of Torture for Girls

QUOTE: (Infibulation) is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses worldwide, with three million girls mutilated each year in Africa alone... The challenge is that this is a form of oppression that women themselves embrace and perpetuate.

New York Times
Apr 23, 2011 What About American Girls Sold on the Streets?

QUOTE: So even when they’re 14 years old, we often arrest and prosecute them — even as the trafficker goes free... Homegrown American girls are also trafficked, and they deserve sympathy and social services — not handcuffs and juvenile detention. 

New York Times
Apr 20, 2011 Boot camp in Malaysia for effeminate boys slammed

QUOTE: An education department in one Malaysian state is sending effeminate boys to a boot camp to change their behavior… Donna Guest, deputy director of the Asia-Pacific program at Amnesty International, deplored the action, which "feeds into gender stereotyping and homophobia."

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 20, 2011 Juvenile Killers in Jail for Life Seek a Reprieve

QUOTE: Teenagers deserved more lenient treatment than adults because they are immature, impulsive, susceptible to peer pressure and able to change for the better over time… Tammy Lotts said race figured in her stepson’s trial.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2011 Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps

QUOTE: Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire this spring for introducing the "Ashley," a push-up bra for girls who normally are too young to have anything to push up… It's easy to blast companies for introducing the sexy wear, but our ire really should be directed at the parents who think low rise jeans for a second grader is cute.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 14, 2011 Warning signs from a troubled mind: What parents should do

QUOTE: the line between unusual behavior and someone being a true threat is murky. And there aren't many options to detain people who exhibit disturbing behavior but have not committed a crime, experts said....When someone's behavior spirals out of control, the family has to determine whether it's eccentricity or something severe. Some families dismiss the changes as a phase; others are ill-equipped or in denial.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 14, 2011 Retreat of the ‘Tiger Mother’

QUOTE: Declare that the way Asian-American parents succeed in raising such successful children is by denying them play dates and sleepovers, and demanding that they bring home straight A’s. Note that you once told your own hyper-successful Asian-American daughter that she was “garbage.” That you threatened to throw out your other daughter’s dollhouse and refused to let her go to the bathroom one evening until she mastered a difficult piano composition.

New York Times
Jun 27, 2010 Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray

QUOTE: Affronted by cyberspace’s escalation of adolescent viciousness, many parents are looking to schools for justice, protection, even revenge. But many educators feel unprepared or unwilling to be prosecutors and judges.

New York Times
Jun 09, 2010 The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In

QUOTE: Sherry Turkle, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Initiative on Technology and Self, has been studying how parental use of technology affects children and young adults. After five years and 300 interviews, she has found that feelings of hurt, jealousy and competition are widespread.

New York Times
May 27, 2010 Pediatricians now reject all female genital cutting

QUOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics has rescinded a controversial policy statement raising the idea that doctors in some communities should be able to substitute demands for female genital cutting with a harmless clitoral "pricking" procedure.

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 24, 2010 For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point

QUOTE: Encouraged by parents and coaches, many with visions of glory and scholarships, too many young athletes are being pushed — or are pushing themselves — to the point of breaking down, physically and sometimes emotionally.

New York Times
Mar 29, 2010 9 Teenagers Are Charged After Classmate’s Suicide

QUOTE: It is not clear what some students at South Hadley High School expected to achieve by subjecting a freshman to the relentless taunting described by a prosecutor and classmates. Certainly not her suicide. And certainly not the multiple felony indictments...

New York Times
Mar 26, 2009 A Vaccine Debate Once Focused on Sex Shifts as Boys Join the Target Market

QUOTE: medical authorities recommended that they receive it [the Gardasil vaccine--Ed.] at age 11 or 12 to protect them before they start having sex. Critics worried that vaccinating children would send a subtle signal that their parents assumed they would become sexually active and that it would give youngsters a false sense of security.

Washington Post
Mar 25, 2009 Students Sue Prosecutor in Cellphone Photos Case

QUOTE: When a high school cheerleader in northeastern Pennsylvania learned that she might face criminal charges after investigators reported finding a nude photo of her on someone else’s cellphone, she was more confused than frightened at being caught up in a case of “sexting”...

New York Times
Jan 21, 2009 Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine

QUOTE: after Kara’s death last March, the Marathon County state attorney, Jill Falstad, brought charges of reckless endangerment against her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann. Despite the Neumanns’ claim that the charges violated their constitutional right to religious freedom, Judge Vincent Howard of Marathon County Circuit Court ordered Ms. Neumann to stand trial...

New York Times
Oct 31, 2008 Growth hormones for kids: Normal boys and girls are taking growth hormones for being short. That’s a bad prescription.

QUOTE: There is an ethical dilemma to consider about GH and the entire lifestyle drug market. Once a lifestyle drug is readily available and widely consumed, it can lead to a shift in what society considers normal. If height can be enhanced by "plastic endocrinologists" for the right price, we're redefining normal, and leaving those who can't afford these services behind.

Sep 02, 2008 A New Twist in the Debate on Mothers

QUOTE: as mothers across the country supervise the season’s final water fights and pack book bags, some have voiced the kind of doubts that few male pundits have dared raise on television. With five children, including an infant with Down syndrome and, as the country learned Monday, a pregnant 17-year-old, Ms. Palin has set off a fierce argument among women about whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try.

New York Times
Aug 13, 2008 IOC turns blind eye to controversy over China's kiddie gymnasts

QUOTE: Amid pre-Olympic hand-wringing over why the birthdates of He, Yang and Jiang didn't jibe with other registration materials that showed they might be as young as 14, China swore on its stars' passport stamps that the tots are the legal tumbling age of 16. But while the tiny trio helped their nation whisk the gold medal away from a suddenly clumsy U.S. group in the team competition, it was impossible to deny the visual evidence of something unjust in China.

Sports Illustrated (SI)
Jun 25, 2008 7 Rules for MySpace Parents: Recent tragedies should serve as yet another wakeup call for parents and their social-network-loving kids.

ABSTRACT: 1.Don't Assume You Know 2. Don't Assume They Don't Know 3. They're Smarter than You 4. They Won't Always Tell the Truth 5. Move the PC to a Central Location 6. Install Parental-Control Software 7. Be Yourself:

PC Magazine
May 14, 2008 For the Disabled, Age 18 Brings Difficult Choices

QUOTE: Many of these young people will transition to adulthood smoothly, but for the most seriously disabled, the options for care often prove limited. As a result, about 8,000 people under age 30 are among roughly 1.4 million nursing home residents, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

New York Times
May 09, 2008 Teen use of drug 'Salvia divinorum,' as seen on YouTube, raises alarms: Parents and state lawmakers ratchet up pressure to outlaw the hallucinogenic herb.

QUOTE: The highly concentrated compound made from a kind of mint plant remains legal in all but eight states, available in smoke shops and even gas station mini-marts. It can also be obtained via the Internet. Its easy availability and disorienting properties come as a surprise to parents and many lawmakers, who are asking why the US government has not yet outlawed its sale.

Christian Science Monitor
May 06, 2008 He's a Man, as Charged: But Should Emerging Brain Science Affect Courts' Handling of Young Defendants?

QUOTE: The debate over whether kids should be tried and punished as adults has simmered for years. The discussion is intensifying, however, because of recent discoveries that the brain's prefrontal cortex, which governs reasoning, develops more slowly than the limbic system, where the emotions reside.

Washington Post
Mar 22, 2008 Quality Time Seems Stacked In Favor of Firstborns

QUOTE: Within this familiar progression of family life, new research has confirmed what some parents recognize and others quietly fear: Their firstborn children get more of their time than others in the family...Some parents find themselves surprised by the lopsided time log, but the big question, experts say, is whether this difference helps explain findings that show firstborn children get better test scores, more education and higher-paying jobs.

Washington Post
Mar 10, 2008 Home-schoolers reel from California court blow

QUOTE: A ruling that parents in the state 'do not have a constitutional right' to home-school their children prompts anger, confusion. Schwarzenegger may ask legislature to intervene.

Christian Science Monitor
Mar 09, 2008 When Mom or Dad Asks To Be a Facebook 'Friend'

QUOTE: Facebook's popularity soared, its founders sought to expand its audience. In 2005, it allowed high school students to sign on. But it was the 2006 decision to open it up to the general public that drew howls from its original audience -- and opened the door for the parental invasion. In protest, several "abolish parent" groups have sprung up on the site.

Washington Post
Jan 20, 2008 Murder Case Tests Limits on Parents’ Right to Hit

QUOTE: Parents in all 50 states are allowed to hit their children...There are limits, of course, on what is allowed. But out of reluctance to legislate parental conduct, [New York] state lawmakers...[are] instead letting courts consider the matter case by case.

New York Times
Jan 18, 2008 Say You're Sorry! Is forcing your kids to apologize a bad idea?

QUOTE: Nelsen is all for seeking forgiveness. She just thinks the idea needs to come from the kids themselves. Or so they should think.

Jan 07, 2008 As PTA Groups Move Online, So Does Dissension

QUOTE: [School email lists] are increasingly becoming ensnared in contests for control of the medium and the message. Principals are accused of trying to silence their discussion-group critics. Parents have allegedly stolen or hijacked e-mail lists.

Washington Post
Oct 18, 2007 Birth Control Allowed for Maine Middle Schoolers

QUOTE: “This is really a violation of parents’ rights,” Peter Doyle, a Portland resident, told the committee. “If there were a constitutional challenge, you guys would be at risk of a lawsuit.”

New York Times
Oct 15, 2007 Several U.S. cities snapping over baggy pants

QUOTE: Bans have become law or are being considered in at least eight states. The movement is fueled by growing worries among lawmakers that sloppy dress by America's youth could be related, no matter how indirectly, to delinquency, poor learning and crime.

Oct 08, 2007 After son attacked, parents push back: They stand guard at school events, arrange safety plan

QUOTE: The Sheas were among several families who shared their stories with the Seattle P-I after the newspaper published a special report on school security. The report found that while a majority of incidents on Seattle school campuses were noted in Seattle Public Schools' security logs and police were notified if necessary, a number were mishandled or ignored -- including assaults, robberies and one alleged rape.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Jul 31, 2007 A Multi-Front Battle Against Web Predators

QUOTE: MySpace executives… aren't willing to back a call for parental permission for minors to join social networking sites. [But] Attorney General Roy Cooper… views parental permission as part of the solution and is pushing for lawmakers in his state -- and others across the country -- to pass legislation that requires it.

Washington Post
Jul 08, 2007 Summer Reading Title Prompts Resistance From Parents, Not Students (The Island)

QUOTE: Commack High School thought it was doing incoming sophomores a favor by adding “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a slender and popular $14 paperback, to its summer reading list .... Now “Perks” has been attacked as overly graphic — make that pornographic — by the parents of some Commack 10th graders.

New York Times
May 16, 2007 'Rogue' Internet Pharmacies Fueling Rx Abuse, Panel Told

QUOTE: A sharp increase in the number of online pharmacies offering highly controlled drugs without requiring a prescription is feeding a similar rise in the abuse of powerful pharmaceuticals in the United States, particularly among teens, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Washington Post
Apr 27, 2007 When a student's in trouble, should parents know?: US privacy laws prevent counselors from informing parents of danger signs. But many say they should know if their young adult children – or their roo

QUOTE: If their offspring has stalked a peer or stayed in a mental-health clinic or been watched for suicidal inclinations at college, they want to know. Immediately. Yet parents may be among the last people to be told of any concerns. Because of strict confidentiality laws, such problems cannot be reported to parents – or roommates or others close to a young adult in trouble.

Christian Science Monitor
Jan 19, 2007 Many in Senate Back Mandatory HPV Vaccination: Legislation Part of Growing Effort to Combat Cervical Cancer by Inoculating Middle School Girls

QUOTE: "Nearly half of the Maryland Senate has signed onto legislation introduced yesterday to mandate that middle school girls receive a new vaccine for cervical cancer."

Washington Post
Jan 09, 2007 Educating teens about credit

QUOTE: plenty of debt-dubious parents wonder how best to introduce kids to the temptations of swipe-and-sign. As with most child-rearing decisions, the best course of action depends on the individual child. But thanks to an ever-increasing number of credit and debit options, savvy grown-ups can choose the card best suited to a teen's temperament, financial sophistication and maturity level.
Nov 30, 2006 In Congo, superstitions breed homeless children: The number of street children in Congo's capital has swelled to around 20,000. Many have been shunned as 'witches.'

QUOTE: Peace has brought its own challenges, as refugee families flow into the capital, Kinshasa, and find they cannot feed themselves. Out of survival, many are using witchcraft as an excuse to expel their most vulnerable members: children.

Christian Science Monitor
Nov 07, 2006 Vaccine for Girls Raises Thorny Issues

QUOTE: "Amy Groff has heard all about the new vaccine that guards girls against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. But the Cincinnati mother has no interest in getting her 11-year-old inoculated."

Washington Post
Oct 09, 2006 Mother Tries to Unadopt, Citing Boy's Troubled Past: Mother Says Caseworkers Failed to Disclose Child's Stormy History

QUOTE: taking the highly unusual step of trying to unadopt him....[The adoptive mother--Ed.] said she did not know he had lived in five foster homes since he was 16 months old. Nor that his alcohol- and drug-addicted biological parents had physically abused him...

Washington Post
Aug 26, 2006 Colleges still trying to strike balance on student drinking

QUOTE: the debate over alcohol's place on campus: How much can — and should — a school do to monitor students' drinking habits? And how much responsibility lies with students, many of them away from home for the first time?

Aug 24, 2006 Morning After Pill Is Cleared for Wider Sales

QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration today approved over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after” contraceptive pill to women 18 and older, resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history.

New York Times
Aug 24, 2006 County criticized: Teen's parents consider lawsuit

QUOTE: "You just don't send your teenager down to the police without a lawyer," counsels Heilberg. "It's more important for a teenager than an adult to have a lawyer. Teenagers are such easy pickings because they'll say anything." And with zero-tolerance policies, an adolescent could find himself kicked out of school even without being convicted of a crime.


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