What’s Current: US maternal death rate climbs and women’s tennis star asked to ‘Give us a twirl!’


Catharine Mackinnon on prostitution laying it down like a boss.

If Hermione Granger were the lead in Harry Potter.

Mothers in the US are dropping like flies in the war on women due to restrictions on abortion and healthcare. This is must-see data.

A former male porn director on the difference between all-male gay porn, and porn with women. (This guy inanely compares himself shooting porn to Susan Sontag doing activist journalism, but it’s important that he’s speaking out about what goes on in the industry.)

Women’s World Cup soccer players withdraw their complaint from the Human Rights Tribunal over sexism of being forced to play on cheap, artificial turf. “There will be a cloud over this tournament.”

Women’s Tennis star asked to “Give us a twirl!” by male interviewer.


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Susan Cox

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