Archive, February 2018.
Maryland Senate Passes Overdue Paternity Measure, Catches Up with Illinois
The rights a parent has to spend time with their child and raise him or her as well as the responsibility a parent has to protect and care for his child are collectively called “parental rights.” A parent is responsible for providing the basics like food, water, and shelter, but also immaterial necessities like education, affection, appropriate discipline, and medical care. Courts do have the authority to terminate parental rights, but this only happens if it is in the child’s best interest to end contact with a parent. This most often happens in cases of abuse or neglect. Parental …
Sexual Harassment Is Not Only a Problem for Women
A female California lawmaker who made headlines for fighting against sexual misconduct in the state Capitol has now been accused of such misconduct herself. The woman was an important figure in the #MeToo movement, a social media trend through which victims of sexual harassment and assault can demonstrate how widespread these problems are. The movement has been groundbreaking in its ability to shed light on the once-taboo topic of sexual misconduct – especially sexual harassment in the workplace. The news stories have mostly focused on women victims, but it is important to note that …
New Source of Infidelity: Social Media and the Internet
Cheating has been a problem in romantic relationships since romantic relationships came into existence. In the past, many cheating spouses found their new partners through work, mutual friends, and other in-person social interactions. An instance of infidelity used to stereotypically involve dinner and a hotel room, but today, affairs can look quite different.