What’s Current: Kesha’s abuser and ex-producer, Dr. Luke, may successfully destroy her career, as promised

Kesha, Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald)
Kesha, Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald)

Kesha asks judge for permission to record with anyone besides Dr. Luke (who sexually abused her).

“Kesha has testified that Dr. Luke told her that if she ‘ever tried to get away from him for any reason that he would tie me up in litigation until my career was over.’ And that, she claims, is exactly what is happening now.”

In Detroit, pantsless man watching porn and masturbating crashes his cars and dies. (No other drivers were struck).

After the huge blizzard hit the North East last weekend, only women turned up to run the U.S. senate in Washington, D.C. Senator Murkowski commented:

“‘As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female.’

Murkowski noted that she and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who was wielding the Senate gavel, hadn’t planned the all-women session. It was, she said, just a coincidence.

‘Something is genuinely different — and something is genuinely fabulous,’ Murkowski said.”

Men’s rights activists are suing women for meeting without men. (Hmm, sound familiar?) Attorney Alfred G. Rava, the legal consultant for men’s right’s group, National Coalition For Men, has filed over 150 sex discrimination lawsuits in the last 12 years, intimidating businesses that have networking or social events for women into settling out of court for large sums of money.

Eight words that illustrate the sexism embedded in the English language.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

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

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  • Cassandra

    Love how MRA’s act as if everything’s equal. What they’re effectively doing is keeping women from coming together because that is powerful — once the oppressive male energy/privilege is removed, women thrive and blossom and feel freer to express themselves and think of strategies for career growth and other life things and/or activism. Men just can’t stand it. It’s not like they’ve organized alone and kept women out for hundreds of years now, and still do. Any time women try to do or have anything without men involved, the men fucking freakout. God forbid we have anything of our own. What awful people.

  • Sara Marie

    Just read the article on MRAs. I am horrified, though not surprised. These are MRAs we are talking about. They honestly believe women are privileged over men. In the article, one of the men is quoted as saying that more men should be encouraged to go into the STEM fields. Right. Then why do men in the tech field constantly complain about the lack of women to meet in their classes and social circles? I thought women had taken over tech! *rolls eyes*

    I can very much understand why women who are publically hosting events for women are scared of being sued by these men. I would be, too. Are lesbians supposed to include men in their gatherings, or is that too to be considered discrimination? It’s worth noting that the MRAs I’ve read strongly support the right of male transitioners to enter women-only space. To ask the obvious: if trans women are women, why are MRAs gung-ho on supporting their access to women-only space? And why aren’t trans activists going after MRAs for not believing trans women are women?

  • radwonka

    “In Detroit, pantsless man watching porn and masturbating crashes his cars and dies.”

    Excellent news o/ . When will the others die?

  • radwonka