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Zapler, Mike, No-spank bill on way; MediaNews Sacramento Bureau, Jan. 18, 2007 
Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, wants to outlaw spanking children up to 3 years old. If she succeeds, California would become the first state in the nation to explicitly ban parents from smacking their kids. [...]
Experts in child psychology disagree over whether spanking is a legitimate or effective way for parents to discipline their children. Professor Robert Larzelere, who has studied child discipline for 30 years, said his research shows spanking is fine, as long as it's used sparingly and doesn't escalate to abuse. "If it's used in a limited way,'' the Oklahoma State University professor said, "it can be more effective than almost any other type of punishment.'' 

Zaslow, Jeffrey, Are We Teaching Our Kids To Be Fearful of Men?  online.wsj.com, August 23, 2007  
When children get lost in a mall, they're supposed to find a "low-risk adult" to help them. Guidelines issued by police departments and child-safety groups often encourage them to look for "a pregnant woman," "a mother pushing a stroller" or "a grandmother." 
The implied message: Men, even dads pushing strollers, are "high-risk." 
Are we teaching children that men are out to hurt them? The answer, on many fronts, is yes. 

Zaslow, Jeffrey, Avoiding Kids: How Men Cope With Being Cast as Predators;  online.wsj.com, September 6, 2007  
Last month, I wrote about how our culture teaches children to fear men [*see the artcle here above]. Hundreds of men responded, many lamenting that they've now become fearful of children. They said they avert their eyes when kids are around, or think twice before holding even their own children's hands in public. 
Men, do you find yourself limiting contact with kids for fear that you'll be accused of being a predator? Is there anything that can be done about this societal problem?

Zernike, Kate, The Siren Song of Sex with Boys; New York Times, December 11, 2005 
The judge, Stephen Herrick of Albany County Court in New York, told her that she had “crossed the line” into “Totally unacceptable behavior.” But, he added, the teenager was a victim in only the strictest legal sense. “He certainly was not victimized by you in any other sense of the word,” the judge said. 

Zirpolo, Kyle & Nathan, Debbie: 
Zirpolo, Kyle, McMartin Pre-Schooler: 'I Lied' - A long-delayed apology from one of the accusers in the notorious McMartin Pre-School molestation case - Kyle Zirpolo, as told to Debbie Nathan - LA Times, 30 Oktober 2005 

Followed by: How and Why Kyle Came Forward; by Debbie Nathan 

including a condensed transcript of an interview interview with Kyle Sapp, now known as Kyle Zirpolo 

I remember thinking to myself, "I'm not going to get out of here unless I tell them what they want to hear." 
Anytime I would give them an answer that they didn't like, they would ask again and encourage me to give them the answer they were looking for. It was really obvious what they wanted. 
Maybe some got scared that the teachers would get their families because they were lying. But I never forgot I was lying. 
I never mixed up reality and fantasy and always knew I was lying. 
I remember finally telling her [mother], "Nothing happened! Nothing ever happened to me at that school." - She didn't believe me. 

Zoll, Rachel, Bishops: New Sex Abuse Claims Top 1,000; CNN News, Feb 2005 
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops said Friday that over the last year they received 1,092 new allegations of sexual abuse against at least 756 Catholic priests and deacons.

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