Should Rapists Gain Parental Responsibility

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The ITV programme Loose Women faced a backlash last September from a poll entitled “is it ever a woman’s fault if she is raped?” The viewers’ response to the poll was 88% “no” and the help centre Rape Crisis unequivocally responded that rape is the fault of the rapist, no matter what the situation. This…

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Paternity Fraud, a Blow to the Stomach

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Increasingly entering common parlance is the term “paternity fraud” which is the naming of a man as being the biological father of a child by that child’s mother, when in fact, she knows he is not the father. Paternity fraud is a subset of “mis-attributed paternity”, where a child has been fathered by one man,…

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