What’s Current: Dee Barnes says the real truth about NWA was erased from Straight Outta Compton

“The biggest problem with Straight Outta Compton is that it ignores several of N.W.A.’s own harsh realities.” – Dee Barnes tells the truth about violence against women that was erased from Straight Outta Compton.

“What you call pimps, we call managers.” Julie Bindel and Cath Elliot interview Douglas Fox, the pimp behind Amnesty International’s policy to advocate for the decriminalization of men who buy and sell women.

Online feminists need to watch what they say. Jessica Valenti dutifully censors herself after criticizing male privilege in what is being referred to as “SausageFestGate.” Satirical blogger wonders what other forms of feminist speech will become taboo in the future.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is first trans woman official to join White House staff.

Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, says that a 10-year-old rape victim should be forced to carry her rapist’s baby.

Women aren’t raped because they are attractive. Julie Bindel on the ugly truth:

Rape is a sadistic act of punishment. We are raped by men who hate us, not by those who desire us so much they have no self- control. They do it to control us and then they tell us we are mad for imagining it happened because we are not good enough for them to violate, abuse and colonise. The truth about rape and sexual assault is ugly.

Hilton Hotels is getting rid of on-demand porn in its rooms and getting its name off the “Dirty Dozen” list.

Susan Cox

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