What’s Current: Teenager murdered by ex-boyfriend was fined for wasting police time after reporting assault and stalking

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Shana Grice told police that her ex-boyfriend, Michael Lane was stalking her and had assaulted her just months before she was found dead. Instead of helping the 19-year-old, the police charged Grice with “having caused wasteful employment of police by making a false report” because she failed to disclose that Lane was her on-off boyfriend.  Lane, 27, is currently standing trial for her murder.

Mischa Barton speaks out about revenge porn after she discovered her ex-boyfriend was trying to sell videos of her to porn sites.

Former police chief-turned-senator, Vern White, says Don Meredith groomed a teenager for two years in order to sexually exploit her. Meredith claims “the backlash” stems from racism.

Daniel Cieslak, 21, will not be charged with raping a 12-year-old as the judge determined it was “reasonable” to assume she was over 16.

A woman in Winnipeg was told her second job interview had been cancelled after she asked about pay and benefits.

Latoya Nugent, co-founder of the Tambourine Army, was arrested on Monday after posting the names of alleged sexual predators on social media.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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  • Lucia Lola

    I’m still reeling from the outcome of that 12 year old’s rape case. The law is clear. How the accused (who admitted to having sex with a 12 year old) got off is just…mindboggling. Infuriating.

    • Cassandra

      It makes me cry. I fucking hate men.

  • Cassandra

    I’m sorry, Shana. I’m sorry that you had the misfortune of being in a “relationship” with a 27-year-old man when you were that much younger than he is (at an age for girls when it really, really matters) in the first place.
    And I’m sorry that sexist dickhead policemen let you down so horribly. Most of all I’m sorry that this world is such a misogynist cesspit. RIP.

  • Cassandra

    Hey, “The Guardian” — what the fuck is “gender-based violence?” Does the Tambourine Army call it that? No matter, even if they do, YOU, a paper supposedly charged with reporting the truth, should know better. So let me fix it for you:

    Your incorrect wording:
    Jamaica activist arrested after posting names of alleged sexual predators
    Latoya Nugent of the Tambourine Army, a group that campaigns against gender-based violence, was charged with breaching the Cybercrimes Act

    The correct wording:
    Jamaica activist arrested after posting names of alleged sexual predators
    Latoya Nugent of the Tambourine Army, a group that campaigns against MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN was charged with breaching the Cybercrimes Act

  • M. Zoidberg

    Lane’s dangerous escalation was so obvious, yet the dummy police couldn’t have tried or cared less. Can her family sue the police for this disgusting act of negligence? I hope her family sues the crap out of them AND helps to make cops accountable for stuff like this, because the way things are going right now is sick!

  • anne

    Same thing that’s wrong with most men. There are judges, doctors, teachers, husbands, brothers, fathers all over the world who have the same prejudices as these policemen. It’s just that when such a man holds position of power (which is very often because bros who appoint them positively select for mysogynistic traits), his henious crimes are amplified.

  • Sabine

    The fact they’re male in most cases…..

  • FierceMild

    Your poor daughter. I just want this to FUCKING STOP ALREADY! Why can’t they just leave her alone and let her go to school?! Now we can’t even just put them in single sex school’s because girls school’s now accept boys-who-want-to-pee-in-girls-rooms.