What’s Current: Former Eton College student sidesteps jail time despite sharing over 2000 child abuse images

Andrew Picard's residence, Eton College -- Photograph: Getty
Andrew Picard’s residence, Eton College — Photograph: Getty

18-year-old Andrew Picard is “spared jail” despite having shared over 2000 images of child abuse — of children as young as two years old.

It’s time to take another page from Sweden’s book and do away with paid surrogacy, says Glosswitch:

“Wealthy people in this country are not permitted to harvest the bodies of poor people elsewhere. While a shortage of organ donors is a recognised problem, it is widely understood that the exploitation of extreme wealth inequalities is not the solution. […] Unless we are talking about international surrogacy.”

16-year-old Russian gamer wins an unusual (read: totally sexist) prize for his virtual prowess: a month long stay at a hotel with the company of a porn star.

Surveys show that “America loves women like Hillary Clinton — as long as they’re not asking for a promotion.”

“How can we reconcile the “unlikable” Democratic presidential candidate of today with the adored politician of recent history? It’s simple: Public opinion of Clinton has followed a fixed pattern throughout her career. Her public approval plummetswhenever she applies for a new position. Then it soars when she gets the job.”

Former residents of Sisters of Nazareth girls home in Ballarat confront nuns caring for their paedophilic abuser, Priest Gerald Riddle.

Jess Martin

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