What's Current: Sexual violence in gaming, the Rolling Stone rape story, and violence against women of colour

Today we’re launching What’s Current, your daily digest of feminist news and essays, brought to you every weekday!

During outrage over police murders of unarmed black men, we cannot help but wonder why female victims have disappeared in “virtual silence.”

Photo by Jim Young/Reuters via MSNBC
Photo by Jim Young/Reuters via MSNBC

Ontario Universities take first steps in combatting sexual assault.

Sexual Violence is present in more games than just Grand Theft Auto V. How gaming’s moral gate-keeper, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), institutionalized violence against women. (Written by yours truly.)

In case you hadn’t heard, “Rolling Stone threw a rape victim to the misogynist horde.”

A chilling piece on the Rolling Stone fiasco and how the testimonials of women are written out of reality.

Keep your womanly things like motherhood out of the public sphere!



Susan Cox Susan Cox is a writer and academic in Philosophy specializing in issues of technology.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.