What's Current: Police brutality in Canada, sexism in advertising, and lesbians on Nickelodeon

It’s time for Canada to take a stand against police brutality. Officers needlessly assault two unarmed women — one, a 61-year-old native woman reaching for her walker. [rabble]

Photographer Victoria Janashvili “celebrates women’s bodies” and “unconventional beauty” by selling a book of pictures of naked women covered in jizz. The women are white, young, and stereotypically attractive… but with big butts! [Huffington Post]

A “groundbreaking” lesbian series finale for popular Nickelodeon cartoon, Legend of Korra! I haven’t been this pleased since Xena kissed Gabriel. [Pink News]

How nutty comedy portrayals of North Korea actually benefit those in charge at Pyongyang. The Interview was no courageous expression of artistic freedom against a dictatorial regime. [The Atlantic]

“Wow. All it takes to move the ocean is 8 people.” Toronto columnist reminds us how feminists need to complain more. To customer service we go! [The Star]

A brain dead Irish woman’s body is being used as an incubator. Be angry [The Guardian]

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.