What’s Current: President ‘Grab them by the pussy’ declares April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Despite having been accused of sexual assault by 12 women in the past year, U.S. President Donald Trump has declared April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. During this announcement on Friday, Trump said, “Women, children, and men have inherent dignity that should never be violated.”

A 14-year-old boy has been charged for his involvement in a sexual assault that was livestreamed on Facebook last month.

When the UK government promised to donate funds from the “tampon tax” to women’s charities, no one predicted that meant an anti-abortion organization would receive £250,000.

Comedian Russell Peters makes a joke about sexually assaulting girls at the Junos.

China’s hottest new “boy band” is actually made up of androgynous young women.

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  • Alienigena

    I have never understood the appeal of Russell Peters. I just don’t find him funny. Consuming his comedy seems a bit like drinking caustic soda … why would I want to do that?

    • Meghan Murphy

      Meee neither. He’s not funny at all. I’ve always been baffled by his popularity.

  • Marla

    I loved the way Grumpy Trumpy here grubs for the women propaganda sound bite in order to boost his falling approval ratings by demonstrating a video with bunch of lobotomized Stepford Wives (who were for the most part, white by the way). Every one of them looked like they just returned from an Enya concert. “Titans” he calls them which I can only guess must mean he is talking about those who stand up to his whole “move in on ’em like a bitch” predatory tactic(s).

    I did not find the video that insulting or his quite ironic “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” wool-pulling bullshit as I did find it as being ridiculous. Oh, and to throw in that fucking cliche of flower bouquets was really over the top. No rape victims, no women fighting or their very lives in ICU wards, no women living in fear of being killed Just…Stepford women. Second thought, yeah, it was rather insulting.