Column: Barbra Streisand blames the parents of Michael Jackson’s alleged victims. Here’s why that’s a problem.

“His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” Barbra Streisand said of Michael Jackson. She apologized. But let’s not move along yet, columnist Heidi Stevens writes.

Column: Barbra Streisand blames the parents of Michael Jackson’s alleged victims. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Protecting children is on all of us. Shrugging off childhood sexual abuse the way Barbra Streisand did — it didn’t kill them, it wasn’t all bad, I blame the parents — distracts us from that point.


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