What's Current: Women wouldn't shave their armpits in a zombie apocalypse, menstrual cups in East Africa, and putting women on Canadian money

Women in apocalyptic fiction shaving their armpits. [Sociological Images]

The Walking Dead’s Rosita Espinosa with newly shaven armpits.
The Walking Dead’s Rosita Espinosa with newly shaven armpits.

Hooray for menstrual cups! An affordable and sustainable solution for women in East Africa. [Huffington Post]

New study shows: Female scientists working in the field are vulnerable to sexual assault from their superiors and supervisors. [The Atlantic]

A report on how conservative Christian colleges treat sexual assault on campus by telling victims to “deal with their sin.” [IB Times]

Why are we asking 17-year-old actress Maisie Williams about feminism? More importantly, why is the biggest thing discrediting her the fact that she’s a “wealthy white woman,” and not that she’s a 17-year-old who can’t even bring herself to read a popular fantasy novel because it’s too long and difficult? [Jezebel and HBO]

Let’s get some women on Canadian money! Who do you want on the $100 bill? [Huffington Post]


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.