‘Fatherhood penalty’ now a risk for men, warns charity

Jan 16, 2017 by

by Jamie Doward, Observer: The UK risks creating a “fatherhood penalty” as an increasing number of men jettison their careers for less demanding jobs which give them more time with their families, according to a major new study. The 2017 Modern Families Index, published on Monday, is the largest survey of its kind to measure how families achieve a work-life balance. It finds that nearly half of working fathers (47%) want to downshift to a less stressful job because they cannot balance the...

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In our hedonistic age, should we really let our culture’s storytellers have access to our children?

Jan 14, 2017 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: I was asked recently by a conservative journalist what my opinion on some television show’s decision to include storylines about abortion was—all, of course, being sympathetic, if not enthusiastic. I’d never watched the show (or even heard of it), so I couldn’t supply any insight. But what I do find interesting is the way conservatives and Christians often interact with the television and film industry. For some reason, we seem to believe that we can consume...

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The Human Rights Act robs children of a normal family

Jan 11, 2017 by

By Laura Perrins, TCW: An Act limiting the power of the State should be something all conservatives should support. Not so the Human Rights Act 1998, which is now routinely weaponised by lawyers to not only expand the power of the State but also to facilitate some very morally dubious activities. The Human Rights Act was intended by the Blair administration to bring ‘home’ the rights enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights. The ECHR was born out of the atrocities of Nazi...

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Poll finds majority of schoolchildren want sex education

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Sally Weale, Guardian: Three-quarters of children between the ages of 11 and 15 believe they would be safer if they had age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) in school, according to a survey by a leading children’s charity. Seven in 10 of the children who took part in the poll, which was commissioned by Barnardo’s and carried out by YouGov, said the government should ensure that all pupils have SRE lessons, and 14% said they had not received any SRE lessons in school at all....

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What are they teaching the children? | Education Conference 2017

Jan 10, 2017 by

from Voice for Justice UK: Venue: The Emmanuel Centre Date: Saturday, 25 March Time: 10am – 5pm Registration from 9.15 Cost: £37.06 Standard Ticket (Earlybird and Discounted tickets available) REGISTER ONLINE HERE Epidemic level STIs among teenagers; Teen pregnancy and abortion; Porn addiction; Unprecedented rates of mental illness; Inability to form and sustain relationships … the list goes on and on! Over the last years the UK has been witness to unprecedented cultural, social and political...

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Book explaining gender diversity to primary school children sparks furore

Jan 3, 2017 by

by Sally Weale, Guardian: “My name is Kit and I’m 12 years old. I live in a house with my mum and dad, and our dog, Pickle. When I was born, the doctors told my mum and dad that they had a baby girl, and so for the first few years of my life that’s how my parents raised me. This is called being assigned female at birth. I wasn’t ever very happy that way.” These are the opening lines of a controversial new book called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? which is being introduced into some...

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