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Pa. bride-to-be convicted of stabbing fiance to death hours before wedding ceremony

Pa. bride-to-be convicted of stabbing fiance to death hours before wedding ceremony | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An eastern Pennsylvania woman who fatally stabbed her fiance on their wedding day — and then apparently could not comprehend that he had died — was convicted of first-degree murde...
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Lacy Church's comment, June 5, 2013 7:10 PM
This is defiantly a crazy story but also an example of how stress and likely alcohol consumption can lead people to make serious actions that affect their lives forever. This situation ended very sadly and will never change. I feel bad for the husband's family that they lost someone they loved over trivial matters. This woman certainly deserves punishment but I bet the stress of a wedding and her fiance coming home most likely after drinking and having a good time could have triggered some strange emotions and actions she obviously could not control. It is especially sad that there were kids that witnessed this and now have to live without either parent.
Kyle Maines's comment, June 14, 2013 4:27 PM
I agree this is a pretty crazy story and it's sad now that this child will have to grow up without either parent. I'd like to know more about how this all happened and what exactly happened.
Brittany Ann Lewis's comment, June 24, 2013 6:48 PM
This is definitely crazy! I agree with the previous comments that its amazing what stress and alcohol can do to your judgment. It is very unfortunate for the child that he will not be able to grow up with his parents but considering the decisions his parents where making that could be for the best.
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Houston father allegedly kills 6, including 4 of his children, in suburb

Houston father allegedly kills 6, including 4 of his children, in suburb | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Authorities say multiple fatalities have been reported from a shooting at a home in suburban Houston.
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Police: Officer who killed family had raped wife - NBC News

Police: Officer who killed family had raped wife - NBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier thr...
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Ted Peckham's 'Gentlemen For Rent'

Ted Peckham's 'Gentlemen For Rent' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In the nineteen-thirties, what was a single girl to do when the best tables were behind closed doors?
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The life of a jihadi wife: Why one Canadian woman joined ISIS's Islamic state

The life of a jihadi wife: Why one Canadian woman joined ISIS's Islamic state | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
While the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation has estimated that up to 2,800 Western men have gone to Syria to fight, much less is known about Western women like Canadian Umm Haritha, who have gone over to marry jihadists since the Syrian civil war began three years ago.
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North Carolina mom battles Facebook over child photo meant to mimic 'Coppertone' pose

North Carolina mom battles Facebook over child photo meant to mimic 'Coppertone' pose | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A North Carolina mother and photographer was temporarily banned from Facebook after she posted a photo of her young daughter's exposed buttocks in what she claims was an innocent recreation of the famous Coppertone girl pose from 1953.
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The remarkable reinvention of Angelina Jolie - Telegraph

The remarkable reinvention of Angelina Jolie - Telegraph | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
How the actress, who has been honoured by the Queen, managed to channel her former wildness into doing good
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Carolyn C.'s comment, June 20, 12:42 PM
I think this speech / article will get a lot of views because she is the spokeswoman for being against sexual violence. Because she is famous, more people will pay attention and this is a topic that's hard to talk about but more people need to be aware of. It's a shame that at times it takes someone famous for people to pay attention to topics like this one, but at least she is gaining awareness. She is a celebrity of substance which is why I respect her, she doesn't use her fame anymore to be a sex symbol, she is putting her fame and money to good use and making sexual violence more aware to the world.
Joshua Matheny's comment, June 25, 7:01 PM
If anything, I believe she lost her sex appeal with age. Not because she became less sexual as a person, but because she matured and realized she could use her power for good. I was not a huge fan of Angelina Jolie during the whole Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston debacle, the two of them, Brad and Angelina have worked hard to become humanitarians and I do have to say they have been making some great changes. Carolyn is correct, because she is more famous her words carry farther.
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Woman dies in jail while serving sentence for her kids’ unpaid school fines

Woman dies in jail while serving sentence for her kids’ unpaid school fines | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
"This lady didn't need to be there. We don't do debtors prisons anymore. That went out 100 years ago"
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Kristi Gray's comment, June 23, 8:15 PM
Was there a husband or was she single? That was the first question I had. If she was put in jail for her kids not attending school and not the father, then that would be sexist because it is the responsibility of both parents to make sure their kids are attending school.
Joshua Matheny's comment, June 25, 7:07 PM
I laughed at that point Sawyer made as well, it's really interesting that the judge said they had charged her like something that would happen 100 years ago. Obviously this ruling needs to be changed. This article really makes me uneasy because we don't know what the cause of death was. It may have been due to fatigue from stress related factors she endured while being in jail. I find this to be very sad if true. Couldn't the pay be docked from something else? This deterrent strategy doesn't seem to actually help anything as she is not going to be able to help her kids or pay the bills anymore while being in jail.
James Greer's comment, July 1, 8:24 PM
A lot of things came together to create this situation, although I am curious how she died. That being said, she was serving a 48 hour in jail sentence in place of some $2,000 in fines she didn't pay due to some 55 truancy violations dating back to 1999. She had seven children, and clearly could not control them--again, around 55 truancy violations on record. It's not quite a debtor prison--that generally involved working in a prison to pay off a debt; this was more like being paid ~$45 an hour to sit in jail for two days. Still, the law apparently provides room for up to 5 days of jail time per violation--and I think *that* is a bit absurd.
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Mormon Women's Group Founder Kate Kelly Faces Excommunication - NBC News

Mormon Women's Group Founder Kate Kelly Faces Excommunication - NBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion — defying church orders to stay off Tem...
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Kristi Gray's comment, June 23, 8:35 PM
I think The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is handling this situation very well. The priesthood is for men, not for women. This situation is not gender inequality. This Church is Christ's church. It is not lead by man, but by Him. Our loving Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ love us too much to allow Their church to allow gender inequality. Please refer to lds.org or Mormon.org for more information.
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George Will's Coveted Sexual-Assault 'Privilege'

George Will's Coveted Sexual-Assault 'Privilege' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Why might one covet the “status” of a survivor of sexual assault?
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Mom Finds Man Living in Her 14-Year-Old Daughter’s Closet (VIDEO) | CafeMom

Mom Finds Man Living in Her 14-Year-Old Daughter’s Closet (VIDEO) | CafeMom | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Sawyer Skiba's comment, June 19, 1:19 AM
I am kind of torn in this situation. It is clearly wrong to be living in the girls house and It is wrong for a 27 year old to have a relationship with a 14 year old. With that thought, The sexual acts, however wrong, were not forced and 13 years is not that big of a difference. I am not sure this guy deserves to be in jail for life. I do believe he deserves time in jail, even a substantial amount of time, but I think that life in jail is excessive. It is crazy to me that this guy was able to live in the house for five days undetected. This just goes to show that if people want to hide in your house they can. People feel safe in their houses, no one expects this. Parents need to pay more attention to their children's online activities and more attention to the skeletons in the closet.
Joshua Congleton's comment, June 28, 9:09 PM
2. This man is an absolute creep! What kind of man meets up with an under-aged girl nearly half his age? When we are talking a 27 year old woman and a 40 year old man, that is a little different. But when we are talking about a poor, confused young woman like this, it is not acceptable at all. This is an extremely touchy subject, I know, but I just do not see any way to justify these actions. The girl may have asked for this, literally, and accepted it when he let her in to his house and harbored him, and from the sounds of it she was ok with it, but just the fact that she is so young is what makes it so wrong. At that age, teens are simply experimenting, and are completely unsure what they want sexually. This is an age of learning one’s self, not being a toy for someone else. Maybe not for life, but this guy needs to be locked up for a very long time.
Christopher Bedel's comment, July 7, 7:49 PM
This is a very sad situation as a young girl needs to be monitored and taught right from wrong it's like video games and the internet. It is a parents responsibility to be parents and supervise what their children do.This is a strange man to be with a 14 year old girl and life in prison is not enough for this type of sick man. This girl could have been misguided by him and his intentions on the internet and that is why she needs her parents. People try and grow up so fast these days and we all need to slow down and smell the roses.
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Craigslist creep rapes teen, forces her to sign escort contract: cops 

Craigslist creep rapes teen, forces her to sign escort contract: cops  | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Craigslist creep pulled a twisted bait-and-switch on Philadelphia teen who came to him for a job, police said. Kevin Cornish, 42, promised the 18-year-old a career in home healthcare, but when she came to his apartment to fill out an application, he forced her to sign on as an escort and strip naked for photos before he raped her, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told the Daily News.
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Sawyer Skiba's comment, June 24, 5:14 PM
This is sad. I can never get over how despicable human beings can be. It is good that the victims mother tipped the police off. I am curious if any of the other 50 females that signed it were forced into it. It is crazy how often sexual assaults and rapes go unreported for one reason or another. In cases like this, the victim is often not the only one. It is always best to speak up because you dont know how many others have been or will be affected. By speaking up you can bring this creep to justice, bring some peace to other victims, and prevent more people from becoming victims.
Kiara's comment, June 26, 1:25 AM
So many websites that have been created to help people connect with others for goods, services and general information for local communities, have been turned into an avenue for criminals to commit horrific crimes. With the internet, a person can never be too safe. The young adult made an extremely bad decision by allowing this strange man to pick her up, and bring her to his place, when it is highly unlikely that he showed her any documentation identifying his company or legitimacy. It's a sick world out there, and its important that we do everything in our power to protect ourselves from people who are looking for easy targets. It's so difficult to trust people, its important to always be weary of people on the internet, especially if there isn't someone available to vouch that they are who they say they are. I really hope that the other 50 women weren't also violated the way the teenager in this story was. So, so sad!
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28 Non-Pornographic Things That Have Been Described as “Porn for Women”

28 Non-Pornographic Things That Have Been Described as “Porn for Women” | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Sarah Gidick is on a mission to make some porn. But this porn will be porn “for women.” So, not porn. “At the end of the day, women and men are not turned on the same way—it’s just the reality of the situation,” the 31-year-old writer told the Daily Beast....
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A New Study on Slut-Shaming Finds That Rich Girls Are the Worst

A New Study on Slut-Shaming Finds That Rich Girls Are the Worst | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In 2004, Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton—sociologists at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and the University of California–Merced, respectively—infiltrated a dorm at a Midwestern university in an effort to better understand the female college experience. The researchers interviewed more than 50 women (all of them white) from the start of their...
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Call girl held over Google exec's death

Call girl held over Google exec's death | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
US authorities allege a high-priced escort killed a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin.
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Wife of Man Charged in Son's Hot-Car Death is Unable to See Him in Jail - NBC News

Wife of Man Charged in Son's Hot-Car Death is Unable to See Him in Jail - NBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The wife of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man who is charged with murdering their 22-month-old son by leaving him in a scorching car, tried unsuccessfully ...
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Sawyer Skiba's comment, July 9, 9:17 PM
This is a truly sad story. When I first heard about this whole incident i was shocked. What kind of person would do this to a cute kid like that? From the sounds of it, the mother was involved also, so I hope she gets what’s coming to her. Either way, at least the man who is to blame is likely going to face jail, it's amazing what a little bit of evidence like internet search history can do. Nobody ever expects to get caught. This is really sad though, at least the child won’t have to grow up in a household where he isn't wanted.
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Police: Meth addiction led Utah mom to kill 6 newborns

Police: Meth addiction led Utah mom to kill 6 newborns | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Utah mother killed six of her newborns because she was addicted to methamphetamine and couldn't cope with caring for the children, police said Tuesday. It's the first time that authorities have cited a motive.
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Police arrest three students for allegedly taking pictures up teachers' skirts

Police arrest three students for allegedly taking pictures up teachers' skirts | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Police arrested three Virginia high school students who allegedly used their cell phones to take pictures and videos up the skirts of their female teachers.
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Sawyer Skiba's comment, July 9, 9:34 PM
Some kids are pretty dumb. High school boys are very hormone driven but I think very few would risk something like this. It’s sad that this happened, but at least they were caught. I would be interested to see what the punishment for a crime like this is. Kids that age don’t think things through very well, this is just another perfect example of a dumb idea getting kids in trouble.
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How the FBI Tried to Steer Teen Away From Jihad

How the FBI Tried to Steer Teen Away From Jihad | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Shannon Maureen Conley tried to board a plane at Denver's international airport on April 8 in an effort to fly to Turkey by way of Germany in order to get to Syria.
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At risk

At risk | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
ON A recent evening Kamil Gerecci, a former politician in the southern city of Gaziantep, stopped at a traffic light in the centre of town. “Within seconds a young...
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What It's Like To Walk Down The Street While Female

What It's Like To Walk Down The Street While Female | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
You're walking down the street trying to get to work. You see a group of men standing around, eyeballing you, then one of them lets out a "Hey baby," or something equally nauseating. This, unfortunately, is just a mild example of what a rec...
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Kiara's comment, June 26, 1:03 AM
Unfortunately, the prevelance of this type of "street harrasment" behavior didn't surprise me. I honestly believe that men feel that they are in some sense just giving a complement or being completely harmless. I believe that men do not realize how disrespectful their actions are and how uncomfortable their comments or whistling is to women. It is imporant for women to make sure that they are aware of their surroundings and not putting themselves in potentially dangerous situations. I think added awareness of this topic will help reduce how often it happens. By making people aware that it really IS NOT acceptable.
Christopher Bedel's comment, June 27, 1:53 PM
This is a sad fact but this dose happen in society I will say less today then in the past. I have been at fault as a young man whistling at a woman going down the street in the past and i would not do this today. But on the flip side I as a gentleman have had woman get upset at holding a door open for them at a store and my wife thinks this is just being a gentleman. I think we need to find a happy median of what is acceptable and what is not.
James Greer's comment, July 1, 8:10 PM
I think there's a difference between men being harassing and men who are just being what they believe to be cheeky or clever. Using a recent example, a friend of mine was working and stopped off at a local store--a guy out front said something along the lines of "man you make those pants work"; I think that's an example of something that's clearly going beyond "just" a whistle or cat-call. The guy is ogling the girl, and then making sure she knows he's ogling her.
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Released early by judge, man charged in 2nd assault

Released early by judge, man charged in 2nd assault | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A judge waived a 12-hour domestic violence 'cooling-off' period, police say
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Kiara's comment, June 26, 1:11 AM
I'm surprised that the 12-hour holding period to allow a "cool-off" process, was waived a second time. The "girlfriend" of the offender could've lost her life the first time he was immediately released from prison. The judges clearly were not taking the man's mental stablity and his previous actions seriously. Most importantly, the women was never notified of the danger she was in. Had she had been made aware that the person that attacked her was out, she could have taken measures to protect herself and staying away from him. Her life was most definitely in danger, and it sickens me that the court system allowed such am inncident to happen after they had the man in custody for the first attack.
Christopher Bedel's comment, June 27, 2:13 PM
Well is seems somebody really messed up here and luckily the woman did not die. The court on DV cases should not have any way to change a cooling off period, it has happened to many time where a person is released and returns to commit a second act of violence. This judge was lied to and this is wrong but someone need to answer for this but unfortunately this will not change the beating this woman took.
Joshua Congleton's comment, June 28, 7:57 PM
This is sad. The just is a disgrace! There is something fishy going on here... Who takes only the word of the defense attorney at face value? Of COURSE the defense attorney would say that, his client is paying him to represent his case. Sad.
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War's overlooked victims

War's overlooked victims | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Corrections to this article SHORTLY after the birth of her sixth child, Mathilde went with her baby into the fields to collect the harvest. She saw two men...
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Nazira Maria Cross, woman wanted in husband's 2008 California murder, captured in Peru

Nazira Maria Cross, woman wanted in husband's 2008 California murder, captured in Peru | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Nazira Maria Cross, 48, is suspected of poisoning her husband and then burying him in Nevada before fleeing to Peru
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Christopher Bedel's comment, July 7, 8:24 PM
It never seem to amaze me at what people think they might get away with. I watch quite a few shows involving crime and my favorite is "I almost got away with it" real crimes redone for TV after the fact and boy are some people stupid. I was amazed to find out there is a lot of people who try and leave the country to get away from a crime and leads come in and they get caught. I was working in Kenai a couple years ago in the summer and the FBI had caught a man that had been on the run for like 20 years hiding there. It just seem inevitable that the law wins and justice gets served.
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Colleges Are Letting Students Off Way Too Easy for Sexual Assault

Colleges Are Letting Students Off Way Too Easy for Sexual Assault | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
How should colleges punish students whom they find responsible for forcible sexual assault? It’s one of the questions riling campuses this year, as student activists push universities—and Congress and the White House—to focus on the problem of non-consensual sex on campus. Should schools kick out students based on the findings...
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Kiara's comment, June 9, 2:01 AM
I found this article to be very eye opening. We recently had a discussion in our Gender & Crime course, where I had taken the stand that woman cannot be considered "invisible" in today's society. After reading this article I wanted to retract my stand. Although Leah had the strength to come forward and fight for justice regarding her case, many young woman will likely stay silent when assaulted, simply because they don't think saying anything will make a difference or because they did try to tell someone and they discredited their story/feelings. I find what Leah is doing to be extremely courageous as she is fighting for others who may not of had a voice to come forward. She has a lot of people protesting with her and I think that awareness should be made. She mentions that Duke is behind the times, it is scary to think about how often sexual assault cases have happened among the campus and were ignored. I hope that Leah gets the justice and closure she is hoping for! I intend on following this story!
Kevin May's comment, June 16, 2:47 AM
I don't know about this Dr. Duke... I hear this a lot in the grapevine on UAF. So and so did this and got blacked out, young men doing their celebratory rituals for "bagging" the pretty one. How much of that is ingrained or not taught I wonder? Would I have turned out that way without my indoctrination into military service? I think my positive raising and current career are amazing examples and motivators to maintain healthy respect for women on the campus, in uniform or in general. I wonder if we are too quickly kicking young men and women with no formal training besides the formal control their parents and teachers had over them and throwing them too quickly into this new wild west that is college. What do you think?
Joshua Matheny's comment, June 25, 7:11 PM
I think that can be said about alot of other people Kevin, it definitely puts into perspective my upbringing and the way I have decided to treat women in a respectful and positive manner. It goes back to that classic viewpoint that men who sleep around and trick girls into having sexual intercourse or assaulting girls is ok and a normal part of being a hormonal member of the male group, while females are seen as the outcasts if they are the ones who are assaulted. Oftentimes they never say anything like Kiara said because they are so worried about what is going to happen to them if they are "slut shamed". It's an incredible doublestandard that really needs to stop.
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Striking Portraits of Fathers and the Daughters Whose Virginity They’ve Pledged to Protect

Striking Portraits of Fathers and the Daughters Whose Virginity They’ve Pledged to Protect | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Photographer David Magnusson’s portraits of fathers with their daughters could almost pass for formal shots taken at a father-daughter dance. Shot with a large format camera, the portraits, taken outdoors with a soft, blue-sky background are part of Magnusson’s book Purity, a series of young girls who have made a pledge to keep their...
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Carolyn C.'s comment, June 20, 12:54 PM
At first I honestly thought this was a bit weird but after reading the article and looking at the photos I actually this this is wonderful. The photos are part of Magnussuns book titled Purity and I think more people should be aware of this. Especially in todays society with media being so disturbing and explicit and raunchy, I think these photos are article is great. I like how the article emphasizes that it was a joined decision between the daughter and the father for the daughter to keep her virginity until marriage. The author stated, "He learned that many of the young women were independent thinkers and their fathers were simply trying to protect their loved ones the best way they knew how."
Joshua Congleton's comment, June 28, 11:51 PM
This is a largely debated topic about how far fathers should go to protect their daughters. Personally. I find these pictures a little creepy. Though I grew up in a religious home, with values regarding sexual purity, I do not feel that this kind of recognition is necessary, or appropriate. Parents need to talk to their kids about being safe in sex, about waiting for the right person, and about the risks of not doing so. They do not need to force a promise, nor is it appropriate to ask for one. The children need to make that decision on their own, and hold themselves accountable in themselves. If raised properly, the child will hold to these values on their own, without being forced to make a decision (potentially against their will).