What’s Current: Oscar Pistorius verdict changed to murder


Oscar Pistorius found guilty of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp as South African court accepts appeal to overturn manslaughter conviction. Currently under house arrest after spending only one year of his original five-year sentence in jail, Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced for murder.

Vancouver Rape Relief commits to supporting women’s right to be heard, despite having their status as intervenors rejected by a BC Supreme Court judge over the Ivan Henry sexual assault case. Interested in hearing more? Attend the Montreal Massacre Memorial on December 5th.

Moroccan feminist, Fatima Mernissi, best known for her book, Beyond the Veil, dies at 75. 

While Ivan Henry gets compensation for “wrongful conviction” after 10 women identify him as their rapist, Canadian woman gets 10 years in jail for… wait for it… giving pigs water on a hot day. Cute!

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.