Global Comment’s editors are delving into longreads on the history of diet culture, naturist communities, the complexities of Child Services, and more.
The world is turning its back on Syrian refugees. In Britain, a scant 200 children have been admitted after the closure of the infamous Calais Jungle. Britain can do better, argues Philippa Willits.
Kiddle, the newly introduced “kid-friendly” search engine, makes it hard for children to find resources to help with sexual violence and other threats.
This is a compelling study of the depth and reach of parental love when heavily challenged by circumstances.
Parents were not informed. Consent was not given. Informed consent was non-existent.
What will it take to find and name the children that never grew up?
The failure to advocate for motherhood has given pro-life groups the right to represent a role that most women will at one point take on.
Lisa is drawn as pretty, but her prettiness is allowed to simply be incidental, not her defining feature.
The words of President McAleese – “it was an atrocious betrayal of love” – are mealy-mouthed and underplay the obscene treatment of children in the state’s care.
One can only imagine the pleading of the child, and the promises they must have made about behavioural changes as the parents headed toward the hospital exit.