Category: Storybank


To Lena Dunham: From A Person Placed on the Sex Offender Registry as a Child

This post comes from CSJ contributor Josh Gravens. Dear Lena Dunham, You have been taking some heat for a passage from your book outlining what most psychological and developmental experts would call childhood sexual curiosity, if not just plain curiosity. I am glad you have defended your actions as a...


Letter to the Center: From a Mother Heartbroken by the Imprisonment of Her Son

We received this letter from a mother who reached out to us after reading our essay Capitol Punishment: The Troubling Consequences of Federal Child Pornography Laws.  With her son in prison on a possession of child pornography conviction, she found that our arguments against the currently flawed child pornography laws resonated...