Beatrix Campbell


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Mary Lorimer Beatrix Campbell (born 3 February 1947) is a British campaigning journalist and author. Since the mid 1970s, she has published numerous articles and book reviews in such publications as Marxism Today, Red Rag, Time Out, Feminist Review, New Statesman, New Socialist, The Guardian, The Independent, Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman and the Sunday Mirror. She describes herself as a ... more »

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  • A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie.... Children have been t...
    Beatrix Campbell (b. 1947), British journalist. Unofficial Secrets, ch. 2 (1988).
  • ''Sexual abuse of children now presents society with the ultimate crisis of patriarchy, when children refuse to protect their fathers by keeping secrets.''
    Beatrix Campbell (b. 1947), British journalist. Unofficial Secrets, ch. 2 (1988).
  • ''Children's bodies aren't like automobiles with the assailant's fingerprints lingering on the wheel. The world of sexual abuse is quintessentially secret. It is the perfect crime.''
    Beatrix Campbell (b. 1947), British journalist. Unofficial Secrets, ch. 2 (1988). In the book's introduction, Campbell quotes a police source on t...
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