Jun 5, 2012 — When religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty reported that rape accusations against a priest were "not that unusual," she rightly confessed to writing "inartfully." But a complaining Catholic organization could have been more humble in its attack, given the facts of abuses by priests.
Nov 29, 2011 — Readers reacted thoughtfully to last week's column on the challenge of reporting the sexual abuse— specifically, rape—of children. A study by the Berkeley Media Studies Group makes some valuable related findings. A doctor, meanwhile, recommends that the children be called survivors, not victims.
Jul 6, 2011 — NPR's coverage of the Strauss-Kahn case was restrained, but begs a broader discussion. Should the news media identify alleged rape victims and is the public treatment of prisoners right?