What’s Current: Lesbian elders organize Hold Hands on a Tram campaign to fight lesbophobia

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Elderly lesbians in Melbourne demonstrate history of resistance by planning a mass hand-hold on trams. 

“Frigid” settings on new sex dolls allow men to act out rape fantasies. The dolls allow users to program “personalities” into the dolls, with titles like “Frigid Farah” and “S&M Susan.”

Iowa Senate Republican staffer awarded $2.2 million after being fired for raising sexual harassment concerns.

Jeremy Corbyn argues for changes in law that would allow individuals to identify as a different gender without medical assessment.

Vashti Dubois creates first museum focusing specifically on the experiences of black women and girls. The Colored Girls Museum exists to address the lack of representation of black women and girls in museums:

“We want to show who she is in her day-to-day life as a sister, a lover, a friend, an artist, a victim. We want to show that if there were no coloured girls, the system would collapse.”

Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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  • Tweek Jones

    Utterly violent.The male misogyny and violence against women is why the sex robots exist in the first place.

  • lk

    Colored Girls Museum sounds cool!!!

    “Jeremy Corbyn has challenged Theresa May to allow people to self-identify as transgender without having to go through medical checks.”

    So, basically any person can just declare that they are transgender…

    Okay, so any male who comes into a prison just declares that he is really a woman? Does that mean he will just be let into a women’s prison with no medical or psychological checks whatsoever?