What's Current: Popular feminism has pushed women to the margins of the movement

Stephanie Davies-Arai has a simple request: “Can we put women back at the centre of feminism?”

Laura McNally on the inextricable link between the online porn industry and rising rates of violence against women:

While campaigns seek longer jail terms that will keep sex offenders out of society, this won’t change the terrain that is funneling more and more young men down this dangerous path. The police cannot arrest their way out of the problem, nor can a lesson on sexual health undo a lifetime of socialization.

Germany wins the title of “Bordello of Europe.” Men are provided with “brothel menus,” in which they choose from a variety of sexual violence, including “blood sports,” which involves cutting a woman.

The leading cause of death of women aged 15 to 19, worldwide, is suicide and it appears as though sexism is largely to blame.

Christian family values teaches men how to punish their wives for the “immoral” act of denying their husbands sex.

In an intriguing meditation on the linguistic nuances of the term “wife,” one writer asks why so many lesbians have embraced the historically derogatory, patriarchal term.

In new marketing strategy, Olay is getting women to drop their guard with a few non-judgmental ads before slamming them with body shame.

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and erstwhile academic in Philosophy. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got tips? Email us.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

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

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