What’s Current: Quebec woman in jail facing extradition to the U.S. on hunger strike

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Jody Wilson-Raybould

Today, Monday December 14th, is National Call-in Day to Keep Canadian Abuse Survivor in Canada with her Children. MM, a Canadian citizen who is wanted in the state of Georgia for bringing her three children to Canada in order to escape their abusive father lost her appeal on Friday in a 4-3 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada. She is now facing extradition to the U.S. says she will not eat until Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould reviews her case. You tweet Jody Wilson-Raybould @Puglaas, email [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], or call (613) 992-1416 to register your request to stop the extradition with Wilson-Raybould’s Ottawa office.

A sample message: “A woman named MM who saved her kids from their father’s abuse should not be criminalized and sent to the USA, where she has no access to a proper legal defence. Stop the extradition, reconsider the case, don’t make her kids orphans.” (MM is now on a hunger strike, so you can express your concern about her health as well.)

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Women in Saudi Arabia vote for the first time.

Can we please stop talking about rape like it’s an accident? Alicen Grey writes:

“‘Consent culture’ is [rape culture’s] counter-concept, intended to override rape culture by teaching people 1) what consensual sex is, 2) how it’s different from rape, 3) how to consent, and  4) how to ask for consent. The implication of the consent culture movement seems to be that if rapists were simply informed that ‘yes means yes’ and ‘no means no,’ they would suddenly realize the horrors of their rapey-ness and not-rape anymore. Problem solved!…

Most rape is not driven by an ignorance of what healthy, consensual sex looks like, but by sadism.”

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Susan Cox

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