A flurry of bills followed Larry Nassar’s conviction. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Several new laws have been proposed in Michigan following the conviction of former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar. The bills have broad bipartisan support, but Natasha Lennard writes that the proposed legislation is typical of the knee-jerk sex offender legislation that typically has followed high-profile cases in recent years. The 1994 Jacob WetterlingContinue reading “A flurry of bills followed Larry Nassar’s conviction. Here’s why that’s a problem.”

Why I oppose sex offender laws

It’s a perspective that is not often considered and frequently overlooked. Read why a victim of sexual abuse eloquently explains opposes the harsh sex offender laws in place in the United States. To many people, policies aimed at sex offenders make sense. They just do. Because everyone knows that sex offenders will invariably rack up moreContinue reading “Why I oppose sex offender laws”

A new scarlet letter for harassment charges

In a tongue-in-cheek column in the Gainesville (Fla.) Times, Ron Martz writes that we need a registry for men accused of “sexual misconduct,” similar to sex offender registries. It doesn’t matter if it’s Matt Lauer, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Bill Clinton, Georgia H.W. Bush, Charlie Rose or John Conyers doing the touchy-feely thing or someContinue reading “A new scarlet letter for harassment charges”