What's Current: 800 women die every single day from preventable causes related to pregnancy & childbirth

800 maternal deaths a day is not gender neutral.

(via the World Health Organization)
(via the World Health Organization)

A chain of hardware stores is distributing copies of 50 Shades of Grey to employees so that they may familiarize themselves with the growing demand for items such as “rope, cable ties, and masking tape.”

The Revenge Porn helpline.

Chinese Tech Company offers annual bonus of one night with a porn star.

If you think decriminalization will make prostitution safe, just look at Germany’s mega-brothels.

British feminist launches Femicide Census: Profiles of Women Killed by Men.

Obama delivered “It’s On Us” anti-rape PSA during Grammy Awards urging individuals to “go online and take the pledge.” Because we all know that violence against women is a crime carried out by individuals, and “raising awareness” is more effective than dismantling the material institutions of oppression. (Also, Kanye was at the Grammys)

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