What’s Current: R. Kelly storms out of interview after questioned about sexual assault allegations

Abusive misogynist, R Kelly attempts to deflect questions about child pornography and sexual assault allegations by proving what an abusive misogynist he is. (Video: Watch after 6:30)

Ohio Republicans are pushing a bill that would require burials or cremation for aborted tissue, increasing the cost of an abortion up to $7,000.

If you live in a country where there is no access to safe abortion services, you can  self-abort, using Mifepristone and Misoprostol.

Sexual violence won’t end until states plug “gaping” legal hole, says expert:

“Rashida Manjoo said states are not held fully accountable for ending violence because there is not an international treaty compelling them to do so. Manjoo called for a binding framework within the UN system to tackle what she called a pervasive human rights violation.”

Feminist critiques of the Miss Universe pageant are being accused of “femmephobia.” This is such an absurd concept, I can hardly believe it exists. Here is an essay explaining how “femmephobia” is a neoliberal bait-and-switch that blames feminists for women’s low status in society:

“The problem with femmephobia is the problem of what happens when you ignore structural oppression and the feminist theory of patriarchy. It’s what happens when you drill everything down to individualism and choice, and blank out the fact we live in an unequal society where women are seen as lesser than men…

To argue that criticizing the pageants industry is ‘femmephobic’ and criticising the sex industry is ‘whorephobic’ is basically the same as saying that anti-Tesco protesters who smashed up my old street are ‘checkout worker-phobic’.”

George Lucas’ brilliant ex-wife was the secret-weapon behind the original Star Wars films.

Susan Cox

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