What’s Current: New Zealand is making trolling illegal

Bill and Camille Cosby - Photograph: Kevin Wolf/AP Images
Bill and Camille Cosby – Photograph: Kevin Wolf/AP Images

New Zealand passes Harmful Digital Communications Bill, a “cyberbullying” law that specifically targets forms of hate speech like racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism.

High profile transwoman, Caitlyn Jenner, to write a weekly column on LBGTQ issues on celebrity news website WhoSay.

Judy Thompson, the mother of one of Bill Cosby’s victims writes a woman-to-woman letter to Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, urging her to speak the truth.

What people used to call “rape” and “torture” is now considered “non-consensual BDSM.” Glosswitch notes that “bigot” is the new label for women who say “no.”

Critics claim Indiana’s sex offender registry is too far-reaching after 19-year-old man is jailed for statutorily raping a 14-year-old girl.

Woman exposes the ugliness of humanity by revealing a picture of her face without makeup.


Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.