20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms (Houston Chronicle)

Houston Chronicle: 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms. “In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. That includes those who were convicted, credibly accused and successfully sued, and those who confessed or resigned. More of them worked in Texas than in any other state.”

Houston Chronicle: How to find Catholic priests ‘credibly accused’ of abuse in Texas

Houston Chronicle: How to find Catholic priests ‘credibly accused’ of abuse in Texas. “Dioceses across Texas on Jan. 31 released the names of Catholic priests who were ‘credibly accused’ of child sex abuse since the 1950s in the state. This data is based on the information provided by the dioceses. Because people may have served in multiple dioceses, an individual may show up multiple times in this data.”

Daily Beast: New Website Plans to Collect #MeToo Victims’ Data and Sell It

Daily Beast: New Website Plans to Collect #MeToo Victims’ Data and Sell It. “A California couple have launched an online tool to connect victims of workplace sexual misconduct to others harassed or abused by the same person—and they plan to fund it by anonymizing the data they collect and selling it to the accusers’ companies.” Considering how many studies have been done on the difficulty of completely anonymizing data, this seems like a bad idea…

PR Newswire: Nationally-recognized Attorney Launches Comprehensive Database of Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct in the Diocese of Scranton (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Nationally-recognized Attorney Launches Comprehensive Database of Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct in the Diocese of Scranton (PRESS RELEASE). “Adam Horowitz, a nationally-recognized advocate for survivors of clergy sexual abuse, announces the launch of a new database of clergy and lay employees accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Scranton. The database, which includes 79 priests, 1 nun, and 5 lay employees as of today, is believed to be the most comprehensive list of accused offenders available. For the benefit of survivors and journalists alike, Horowitz and his team have painstakingly prepared individual profiles on dozens of accused offenders to consolidate available information about their backgrounds, alleged crimes, and, in the case of offenders who are still alive, their current locations.”

New York Times: How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

New York Times: How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’. “Google gave Andy Rubin, the creator of Android mobile software, a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014. ‘I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Larry Page, Google’s chief executive then, said in a public statement. “With Android he created something truly remarkable — with a billion-plus happy users.’ What Google did not make public was that an employee had accused Mr. Rubin of sexual misconduct.”

Pew: There’s a large gender gap in congressional Facebook posts about sexual misconduct

Pew (pew pew pew pew pew!): There’s a large gender gap in congressional Facebook posts about sexual misconduct. “As disclosures about sexual misconduct emerged last year, 44% of all members of Congress raised the issue on their official Facebook accounts. But the percentage of women legislators who discussed the topic in their official Facebook posts was almost twice as high as the percentage of men in Congress who did so (72% vs. 37%), according to a Pew Research Center analysis of 44,792 posts published between Oct. 1 and Dec. 30, 2017.”