Posts tagged ‘Abuse’

October 23, 2012

Panorama On Newsnight?

Last night’s BBC Panorama on Jimmy Saville has left me slightly shaken. I cannot quite figure out what the agenda was behind this programme but the outcome was to clear the BBC of any wrong doing’s in not airing the BBC Newsnight report in November 2011.

Are the BBC along with other institutions not to be held accountable for 5 decades of abuse by one of its employees under its guardianship and roof?

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October 10, 2012

Laughing It Off

Justin Lee Collins has been caught laughing off his meager punishment for domestic violence.

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October 3, 2012

Saville: Brushed Under The Carpet

The outbreak of Jimmy Saville allegedly molesting several young girls and rape has caused great concern amongst the British public. The issue raised for me in this whole tragedy is why, when people such as the former colleagues and staff including the former BBC chief Lord Michael Grade had heard rumours, they did not take it any further.

His family are outraged at the allegations and ask for his reputation not to be tarnished as he is not alive to defend himself. However, the number of women are growing on a daily basis and if he did do this then his victims need to be heard and full inquiry needs to take place at the BBC who housed Mr Saville for his career.

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September 12, 2012

Tough Love

Despite having been beaten by him, international pop star Rihanna described Chris Brown as the love of her life in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

This week, Chris Brown revealed a proud new tattoo on his neck featuring what many have interpreted as the face of a battered woman curiously resembling Rihanna.

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July 26, 2012

Taliban Plus

Taliban Plus is how an editor of a women’s magazine in India described Indian mentality towards women.  In fact she goes on to declare Indian mentality as worse than the Taliban as at least with the Taliban you know where you stand.

This outrage at Indian society’s attitude towards women has been drawn into the spotlight once more

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January 24, 2012

Dangerous Dogs

With the tragic mauling of a 6 years old girl over the weekend, dangerous dogs are back on the agenda. The poor girl had half her ear bitten off and suffered severe bite wounds to her head and body. She will need continuous surgery for the foreseeable future, never mind the mental scarring from such an attack. The father of the child spoke of the incident as needless and described the dog owner as a spectator to the onslaught.

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June 2, 2011

What’s Happened To Care?

Two days on and I am still really disturbed by this week’s Panorama programme on BBC 1 on care homes. The programme secretly filmed the tragic abuse taking place at Winterbourne View in Bristol. It was graphically shocking, distressing and unbelievable.

The programme follows the release of a damning report by the Care Quality Commission on the state of care provided in some hospitals for the elderly, where doctors were said to be prescribing drinking water to patients.

What has happened to the “care” profession in the UK? How has bullying, abuse and neglect become common place? How in 2011, can a place like Winterbourne View exist?

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