What’s Current: Earl’s restaurant changes dress code after CBC report on sexism in the industry

via CBC Marketplace
via CBC Marketplace

Earl’s restaurant changes dress code after CBC report on sexism damages their PR.

Berkeley law school dean Sujit Choudhry resigns amid sexual harassment lawsuit.

Sarah Ditum argues that if we’re going to misguidedly hold on to the idea that prostitution can exist in a “civilized” society, the least we can do is make johns get a punter-license.

Marie Claire swoons over Matt McGorry on International Women’s Day, because men who say the word “feminism” are always the most impressive feminists.

The New Yorker explores the long-term effects of placing young children on the sex-offender registry:

“In Charla Roberts’s living room, not far from Paris, Texas, I learned how, at the age of ten, Roberts had pulled down the pants of a male classmate at her public elementary school. She was prosecuted for ‘indecency with a child,’ and added to the state’s online offender database for the next ten years. The terms of her probation barred her from leaving her mother’s house after six in the evening, leaving the county, or living in proximity to ‘minor children,’ which ruled out most apartments.”

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.