What’s Current: Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman leaves him amid sexual assault allegations

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Georgina Chapman at the Met Opera (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Fashion designer Georgina Chapman has decided to leave Harvey Weinstein amid sexual assault allegations.
  • India’s Supreme Court rules that all “sex” with a “child bride” should be deemed rape and is punishable as such.
  • After wagging his finger at Weinstein, Ben Affleck apologizes for his own sexual assault (a decade late and via Twitter).
  • EU Gender Equality League Table demonstrates that Britain has made exactly no progress in terms of addressing sex inequality in 10 years.
  • Number of  women in Canadian federal prisons rose 37 per cent in 10 years. Savannah Gentile of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies tells the CBC:

“I have heard from a number of women that the first time they felt safe was the first night they spent in a prison cell… And I think that’s really an indictment on our communities if the first time a women is safe is when she is behind bars. It’s really speaking to a lack, a lack of resources that exist for women.”

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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  • Midori

    EU Gender Equality League Table demonstrates that Britain has made exactly no progress in terms of addressing sex inequality in 10 years.

    And they won’t make any progress in the future either, because now any man, who wants into a female-only space can do so, as long as he says: “I’m a woman!”. (take the female-only college at Cambridge, for example, who will now let men in as long as they “identify” as women! More progress…for female erasure!).

  • Lucia Lola

    These male celebrities tripping over themselves to claim ignorance and worse, claim they would have done something “had they known” is utter bullshit.

    Faux outrage is nauseating. Hoping it would “go away” on its own is cowardice. They could have made a stand a long time ago, together, as a concerted effort, but didn’t. Reminds me of how a blind eye was placed on rockers of the 60s who more or less raped young girls, their supposed “groupies”.

    Fuck them.

  • Hekate Jayne

    Males are master manipulators.

    As a group, they are all “oh, Weinstein is evil! Horrible! Awful!”

    That is for our benefit. For them to be in our faces, screaming support.

    But they are all “wink wink nudge nudge” with each other.

    It is all part of the charade. Seeing their (fake, disingenuous) support is supposed to make us feel better, make us believe that males are fighting for us! More importantly, it keeps us from actually doing something about it ourselves by keeping a little bit of hope alive that maybe things will change.

    It is how males keep everything exactly the same, while pretending to give a shit. It has always worked.