What’s Current: Happy birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem turns 82 today! Happy birthday, sister.

Kyle Zerr, a 29-year-old Saskatoon man is charged with beating his mother to death. 

An unexpected new celebrity man claims the title of “Feminist” in his recent speech to attendees of the Nepal Girl Summit in Khathmandu: Prince Harry?

New study shows that many women remove pubic hair despite believing that they “shouldn’t”… For men, it’s the other way around.

Jane Fonda overcomes what she calls “internalized sexism,” choosing to identify as a feminist after 30 years of mulling-it-over:

“‘When I turned 60 and entered my third and final act, I decided that, no matter how scary it was, I needed to heal the wounds patriarchy had dealt me,’ she says. ‘I didn’t want to come to the end of my life without doing all I could to become a whole, full-voiced woman.'”

Newly-published research shows that 75 per cent of pregnant women and new mothers face discrimination on the job. The proposed solution? Naming and shaming:

“Social media platforms make it easier than ever to share stories of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, anonymously and with the benefit of warning other women away from hostile working environments.”

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.