Politics

What’s Current: Johnson & Johnson to pay $117 million in vaginal mesh lawsuit

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup. Embed from Getty Images Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $117 million in a settlement over claims that the company deceptively marketed vagi...[Read More]

What’s Current: Massey University cancels ‘Feminism 2020’ event following complaints from trans activists

“The staff and students of Massey were never at any risk from our event nor from the speech of the four women speaking at it. We are a group of women wanting to talk about our rights. This should not ...[Read More]

What’s Current: Toronto Public Library commits to upholding free speech regarding Meghan Murphy event

— Toronto Public Library (@torontolibrary) October 12, 2019 In response to ongoing efforts to pressure the Toronto Public Library (TPL) to cancel an event discussing gender identity legislation and wo...[Read More]

What’s Current: UK police investigate stickers posted across Oxford defining ‘woman’

“Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a number of public offences in Oxford.Officers are investigating a large number of offensive stickers that have been placed across Oxford cit...[Read More]

What’s Current: Hong Kong student alleges police sexually assaulted her following arrest at protest

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round up. While Hong Kong police have said they will investigate, they have also warned the student that she and her parents could be arrested for makin...[Read More]

What’s Current: Thousands of Iranian women attend football match for first time after decades-long ban

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup. Women in Iran attend first football match in decades https://t.co/VfUkTsxaG0 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 10, 2019 Iranian women atte...[Read More]

What’s Current: Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth in Africa and Asia

“Most of the abuse occurred in the 15 minutes before and during childbirth. The study cited research that found that ‘midwives and doctors described women as “uncooperative” during this period and som...[Read More]

There is no problem with trans people in bathrooms

Embed from Getty Images Last year, media outlets eagerly reported on an American study, announcing that allowing trans-identified people to use bathrooms doesn’t threaten, uh, people-identified people...[Read More]

What’s Current: Supreme Court to decide if legal definition of ‘sex’ will include gender identity amidst LGBT discrimination case

“Feminism 2020 will be a discussion of feminism led by women and open to all. All that is, barring those who wish to disrupt the event or may be a threat to the security of those attending in peace: l...[Read More]

What’s Current: FDA approves HIV-prevention drug, but only for men

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup. The FDA approved a new HIV-prevention drug, Descovy, but only for men. Gilead Sciences opted not to test the drug on women in order to avoid th...[Read More]

It’s time for us all to stand up against Big ‘Sister’

Okay, hands up everyone who predicted that when Big Brother arrived, he’d be wearing a dress, hauling anyone who refuses to wax his ladyballs before a human rights tribunal, and bellowing “It’s Ma’am!...[Read More]

What’s Current: Thousands of priests and clergy accused of sex abuse continue to counsel children

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup. As the Catholic church releases hundreds of names of clergy members accused of child sexual abuse, @AP finds hundreds of former priests and chu...[Read More]

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