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COMMENTARY: Ben Field


I wrote the following in a Facebook Group, Processing Horace Mann, as my response to those who suggest generally that alumni should 'move on' and more specifically that alumni who continue to seek to address the history of sexual abuse at Horace Mann and the School's present day response to it need to 'get over it', let go of their anger, and let the School alone.



RIVERDALE PRESS: HM Failed, Alumni Prevailed


POINTS OF VIEW
HM failed, alumni prevailed By Ben Field
6/20/13
My heart sank as I read Amos Kamil’s story in the New York Times Magazine last June.  Trusted teachers and administrators had violated students in their care. It weighed heavily upon me. 



The Voices Behind Angelina Jolie


6/18/13
DNA: Analysis - The Voices Behind Angelina Jolie
http://www.dnaindia.com/
The Voices Behind Angelina Jolie



THE WEEK: Australia's Army Chief Demonstrates How You Address Sex Abuse


Australia's army chief demonstrates how you address sex abuse
By Harold Maass | June 13, 2013
Like the U.S., Australia is faced with a scandal involving women in the military. That's where the similarities end, however. While American generals have been criticized for their handling of an epidemic of sexual assaults, Australia's army chief, David Morrison, is getting rave reviews for a blistering video he released this week demanding, through clenched teeth, that sexists in his country's military mend their ways or find another place to work.



INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE: Detention of Critic of Child Abuse Draws Ire in China


 
JUNE 7, 2013, 2:19 AM Detention of Critic of Child Abuse Draws Ire in China By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW BEIJING — The first urgent message came at 11.41 in the morning of Thursday, May 30: Ye Haiyan, a campaigner against child abuse and for the rights of sex workers and those with HIV/AIDS, wrote that her home had been invaded and she was being physically attacked in Bobai, Guangxi Province.



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