What’s Current: Thousands outraged by Poland’s proposed abortion ban

People demonstrate against the Polish government's plans of tightening the abortion law in Poznan, Poland April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Piotr Skornicki/Agencja Gazeta
People demonstrate against the Polish government’s plans to tighten abortion law in Poznan, Poland (REUTERS/Piotr Skornicki/Agencja Gazeta)

Thousands react in outrage as Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo supported a campaign proposed by the Catholic Church that calls for a complete ban on abortions, wherein doctors and women could face up to five years in prison.

Exited women reveal truth about what it’s like to be prostituted in new book to be launched this weekend, Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade.

“My agents told me to stop eating.” Two models have come forward about the patently absurd pressure put on models by agents and designers. Model Rosie Nelson hopes for legislative change to protect women in the industry:

“Last December France banned excessively thin models, partly as a response to the death of Isabelle Caro, a 28-year-old model who died of anorexia. In 2012, Israel passed a law banning underweight models, and Italy and Spain have taken similar measures.”

Australian feminists use bake sale to highlight the gender wage gap in a clever way. “Kill all women,” men on the Internet replied.

The 4chanization of liberal politics: Sanders supporter publishes “hit list” of superdelegates that includes women’s home addresses.

Watch Clinton literally LOL in response to Sander’s campaign sexist attack on her “ambitions.”

“Hillary Clinton has been advised to do a lot of things on the campaign trail: smile more, speak with a softer voice, stop being so mad. Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, adds another one to the list: have less ambition

Weaver’s description of Clinton fits so neatly into the stale sexist stereotype about powerful women that there’s an actual Onion article from 2006 called, ‘Hillary Clinton Is Too Ambitious to Be President.’ Ten years later, it seems like instead of progressing on female leadership, we’re even farther away from reckoning with it.”

Susan Cox

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