Archive | Sex Offender Issues

Young kids make up a great number of registered sex offenders. (Photo by Husin.Sani)

What is the Most Common Age of a Sex Offender? (Surprise!)

. Readers, here’s my piece on sex offender laws that’s in today’s New York Post. If you have sons, it might give you pause. Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives by Lenore Skenazy What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer […]

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Art thou male? Get thee away from the little children.

“Why I Will Not Volunteer for My Church’s Nursery Anymore”

. Here’s how worst-first thinking and insurance issues (the two are linked, of course) corrode community, example #763: Dear Free-Range Kids: I previously had helped a couple of times in our church’s nursery. Due to gaps across caregivers on the latest occasion, I was approached by a kiddo who needed to use the potty, and so […]

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Does that guy HAVE to be my kid's tutor?

Why Is That Young Man Tutoring Kids? Get Him Out!

. Demonizing anyone isn’t good — gays, Jews, blacks, you name it. And it is no less despicable when we demonize a group that has, until now, enjoyed exemption: Men. Let’s just not demonize, okay? Dear Free-Range Kids: In the early 2000s, as a member of a college honors society, I volunteer tutored at the college level. […]

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It's not fun to think of all the possible intersections between people with disabilities and the sex offender laws. But we have to.

How Our Autistic Son Ended up a “Sex Offender for Life”

. I was speaking at the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers last week, even as this story was sent to me by my dear friend whose 20something son has Autism. This issue is so thorny, fraught and sad: If a person is developmentally disabled and therefore not in step with others his […]

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