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Politicians Pile On the Pokemon Predator Panic

  “Parents, please go out of your minds with fear about an extremely remote danger we are exploiting to get your love and votes.” Ah, if only politicians were that plainspoken. Instead, we have a pileup of New York state senators and now the Governor himself, Andrew Cuomo, stumbling over themselves to create new legislation […]

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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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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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You've got to be carefully taught.

Cute or Depressing?

. The girl is sooo cute. The parents are sooo worried. The message is sooo sickening: Welcome to the world, little one! Let’s get rid of that trust thing RIGHT AWAY. DISTRUST is the name of the game. Start distrusting already! Soon you may have to save yourself from a terrible man. Cookies are good […]

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Shall we send these folks to prison?

From Consensual Teen Sex to Solitary Confinement. Plus: An Explanation of the “Peter-Meter”

. This week’s New Yorker contains possibly the most devastating article I’ve ever read: Sarah Stillman‘s, “The List,” subtitled, “When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence.” Stillman  calmly details just how shocking and sadistic our sex offender laws are, from arresting tweens who played doctor, to […]

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