What’s Current: Bill Cosby admitted to using quaaludes to rape women in 2005

Released documents from a civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby in 2005 include damning transcripts from the deposition:

“When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women you wanted to have sex with?” asked Troiani.

“Yes,” replied Cosby.

Womanhouse was a feminist art installation and performance space organized by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro in 1972.

Feminist artist, Miriam Shapiro, dies at 91 years old. Born in Toronto, she is known for pioneering the 1970s Feminist Art Movement in the United States. Shapiro’s work reexamined women’s roles and traditional women’s arts and crafts.

Is dissent violence? On WINGS, hear audio from a panel discussion on the no-platforming of feminists (via rabble.ca).

Rashida Jones on porn:

There is an argument that… if you’re making money, you’re empowered. It’s your choice, it’s entertainment, it’s for entertainment, and therefore: argument over,” she said. “I tend to think it’s slightly more nuanced than that. And it’s really difficult to believe that the girls who are crying… on camera are always acting and performing. I also find it hard to believe that everybody who watches that knows that it’s fake and it’s just for entertainment and don’t internalize it.

 

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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