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The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters

In the wake of the Parkland massacre, the age-old question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” has a newfound relevance. As another mass school shooting stuns Americans, it is time to talk about not just how to protect students from shooters, but also about what must happen so that fewer students become shooters in the first … Continue reading The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters

Outbreak: the explosion of transgender teens

A psychotherapist asks why the phenomenon has spread so rapidly. The epidemic of interest in enabling young people to “transition” from male to female or female to male is widely accepted by an uncritical media. But there are many critics. Here is an analysis of the phenomenon by a Jungian psychologist. The earliest written record … Continue reading Outbreak: the explosion of transgender teens

Marriage: The Answer to the Rising Concern of Parentlessness

Parentlessness is a great problem of both domestic and global concern. Parents ideally are the father and mother of a child who have and exercise legal and social responsibility for children – to support, educate, love, nurture, and rear them as members of their family.  Yet parentless or partial parentlessness is a persistent scourge of … Continue reading Marriage: The Answer to the Rising Concern of Parentlessness

Most Teens Aren’t Having Sex, and They Deserve More Support for That Choice

A friend recently alerted me to a disturbing Teen Vogue article that is best described as an explicit “how-to guide” on anal sex for adolescents. In the piece, sex educator Gigi Engle uses dehumanizing language at times (like “vagina owner” for adolescent girls) to paint a positive picture of a sexual activity the CDC says … Continue reading Most Teens Aren’t Having Sex, and They Deserve More Support for That Choice

Forced Marriages Introduction

What is a forced marriage? forced marriage happens when one or both participants are coerced into matrimony – without their free consent. They may have been emotionally blackmailed, physically threatened or abused. Forced marriages differ from arranged ones, which may have been set up by a relative or friend, but are willingly agreed to by … Continue reading Forced Marriages Introduction

The Best Age for Pregnancy and Undue Pressures

In western countries we assist at the paradox that fertility is socially discouraged by a mindset that depicts fertility as a resource to exploit as late as possible. So, couples have high expectative about the advantages of delayed parenthood, but they are scarcely informed about its risks. Scientific data suggests to anticipate the first pregnancy, … Continue reading The Best Age for Pregnancy and Undue Pressures

Comprehensive Sex Education – A Failure

The Internationally renowned Cochrane review of school-based interventions on sex education was released last week. The review combined peer reviewed data from 55,000 young people from around the world including Europe, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. The review found that sex education programmes don’t work, do not reduce teenage pregnancies and do not reduce STIs. … Continue reading Comprehensive Sex Education – A Failure

Encouraging developments in the fight against pornography

Dear Friend of the Family, There wasn’t even standing room available at the forum Family Watch recently chaired at the World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City. Every inch of space was taken, and an overflow room where the proceedings were broadcast was also filled to capacity, and many were turned away. So what … Continue reading Encouraging developments in the fight against pornography

I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals

Women of the World has launched the “I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals”. It is a simple and practical document in which we propose 10 necessary, reasonable and feasible policies. As you know, in Women of the World we believe that women contribute their feminine identity to different spheres, so we should … Continue reading I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals