Month: March 2012

More evidence that White Ribbon needs to change

Found an interesting site with US statistics on domestic violence and the prevalence of men – yes men! – as victims Let the stats (and the opening paragraph) speak for themselves National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center: When we ignore…

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Sport blamed for Pacific teens’ drinking

NZ Herald 31 March 2012 About a third of Pacific Island high school students binge-drink and many say they started after joining a sports team or club. A study published in the NZ Medical Journal yesterday looking at binge drinking…

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More evidence for expanding White Ribbon

‘Kick-a**’ women in media blamed for violent offending NZ Herald 30 March 2012 Portrayals of “kick-ass” women in the media are being blamed for an increase the number of women involved in violent offending. Two New Zealand researchers believe the…

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Pro-life ‘October Baby’ blitzes box office

Fox News 27 March 2012 “The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past  weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John  Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in…

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Shock at pills for kids

Taranaki Daily News 27 March 2012 Medicating children and teenagers to treat mental illness is creating a “toxic environment” for New Zealand’s youth, a suicide prevention advocate says. Maria Bradshaw, chief executive of suicide prevention group Casper has slammed the…

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Alcohol warnings to pregnant women

Stuff.co.nz 26 March 2012 A plan to target pregnant women in warning labels on alcohol products may have already encountered a setback, with Dominion Breweries (DB) confirming they won’t be complying for at least two years – when the rule…

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