What’s Current: Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen arrested for domestic assault

Donald Fagan

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen has been arrested for domestic assault of his wife, musician Libby Titus.

Thirteen-year-old American girl dies from tampon use. New York Democratic rep, Carolyn Maloney, has since introduced new legislation that would require manufacturers to fully disclose the makeup of female hygiene products. (YES TO THIS!) Maloney states:

“Although the FDA requires tampon manufacturers to monitor dioxin levels, we still don’t know enough about the health risks of other chemical contaminants contained in these products. The Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act would enable research and a better understanding of additives in these products so that women can live healthy lives.”

Monsanto’s “cancer causing” glyphosate found in 85 per cent of tampons. Monsanto is currently demanding the World Health Organization retract its classification of glyphosate as a possible carcinogen, so that women can no longer worry their pretty little heads about it.

“No, Chris Gayle, we won’t ‘move on’ from your nationally televised sexism.” Cricketer, Chris Gayle, propositioned a female sports reporter live on air. Melinda Tankard Reist offers incisive analysis of the event’s context and significance:

“This was not a bit of fun. It was an act of public humiliation on free-to-air television…

We still have a long way to go before rhetoric in high places about respect for women results in a change in behaviour nationally. Sexism continues unabated at every level of culture and we’re still expected to take it as a compliment. Not to do so means you are weird.”

Champion for women’s spaces, Amoja Three Rivers, has passed away. Amoja co-founded Womyn of Color only Sanctuaries at the MWMF, and NEWMR, Market Wimmin Women of Color Traders, and MAAT DOMPIN Womyn Of Color Land Project. She also authored, Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned, which was widely distributed in English and German. Members of her community have began an end of life fund for Amoja. Her passing carries a simultaneous grief with the end of Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. However, it is also a reminder for younger feminists to continue the project for which she fought, by creating women’s spaces for sanctuary and political organizing.

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Susan Cox

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