What’s Current: Lawsuit says Baylor University football players raped women as bonding ritual

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A federal lawsuit against Baylor University says that football players drugged, gang-raped women, and recorded the attacks, as part of a male bonding ritual.

Robert Fisher, founder of misogynist “Red Pill” reddit forum, finally resigns from the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Fox News founder Roger Ailes, fired last year for sexual harassment, died on Thursday.

Woman slaps BBC presenter after he cups her breast, pushing her out of camera shot.

Scientists have 3-D printed functioning mouse ovaries.

Bill C-16, Canada’s “gender identity” legislation passes Senate Committee without comment or amendment. The Bill will go on to the Senate for final vote.

 

 

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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  • Meghan Murphy

    It did not look accidental AT ALL. I watched it over and over again, to try to find the ‘accident.’ I try to avoid jumping on these kinds of bandwagons/online freak-outs, but it looks very intentional to me.

    • Miranda

      He intended to block her, but I have looked it several times as well and really do not see the breast as a deliberate target. He is a respected and serious reporter in the middle of a political discussion – it would have been an absurd thing to do deliberately on camera and if there was any hint of impropriety the BBC would have jumped on him from a great height.

      • Meghan Murphy

        It looks VERY deliberate. He reaches inside her jacket and cups her breast… I mean, I suppose it’s possible it could have been accidental, but it reeeeally doesn’t look that way…

  • Deb Thompson

    Horrorifying! Blatantly misogynistic and sexist is that F*ing Bill

  • genny

    It looked very intentional, his hand just lingered there and if I were that woman, I would’ve done worse to him than she did.

  • Lucy Potato

    Agree that it didn’t appear intentional. I was prepared to get up in arms, but upon viewing the clip was surprised by how benign the action really came across.

    • Meghan Murphy

      That’s funny because I was prepared for the act to be benign, assuming people were blowing it out of proportion, and was blown away, upon watching the clip, how intentional it appeared.

  • Hanakai

    If you are referring to Republican New Hampshire legislator, the sexist swinepoop who started an anti-woman Reddit forum, he resigned on May 17th. Good riddance.

    http://www.snopes.com/2017/04/25/legislator-reddit-redpill-forum/

  • Meghan Murphy

    Yeah, it seems sooooo obvious to me. I have no idea how anyone could sincerely watch that and claim it was accidental…

  • Meghan Murphy

    Probably not, to be honest… The Liberals are clearly pushing this through, no matter what anyone says, because it will make them look good to the people they want to look good to. That said, I recommend you contact senators and tell them what you think.