What’s Current: Free porn websites could be shut down within months in the UK

U.S. Women lobby the FDA to ban birth control device, Essure, which they claim is causing debilitating harm to and even killing women.

UK government puts onus on the porn industry to ensure that children under the age of 18 cannot view pornographic content. Free porn sites allowing anyone to view them, will potentially be shut down in the next several months.

Blogger Loving Lily Stevans recounts growing up a Fundamentalist Christian and how the ideology of gender roles ensured her women were “equal but different.”

An interview with prostitution abolitionist Rachel Moran:

“We women are finally breaking the age-old silence imposed on us by guilt and shame and we are mobilizing all across the globe and pressing our legislators for social change.”

Bring on the menopause!

“Beside humans, only two other creatures go through menopause, and one of these is the killer whale. These creatures travel the sea in pods — complex, cohesive family groups. Females procreate from 12 to 40, but they live, like women, 30 to 40 years more.

A recent study in Current Biology found that older females lead their pods, particularly in times when salmon, their main food source, is scarce. The elder females hold crucial ecological knowledge, and all whales, even younger males, prefer to follow the older females. The study goes on to speculate that menopause developed in early human hunter-gatherer societies for the same reasons it did in killer-whale pods: Stopping reproduction gave women the freedom they needed — not to care for grandkids, but so they could lead.”

Amnesty Action is a new global feminist campaign collating all the responses to Amnesty International’s recent decision to recommend full decriminalization of the sex trade.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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  • Buzz kill

    “UK government puts onus on the porn industry
    to ensure that children under the age of 18 cannot view pornographic
    content. Free porn sites allowing anyone to view them, will potentially
    be shut down in the next several months.” <—- Yessss get in.