What’s Current: Kesha’s case against Sony dismissed

Photograph: Jeff Denberg/Creative Commons
Photograph: Jeff Denberg/Creative Commons

Kesha abandoned by the legal system once again as New York judge dismisses her suit against Sony, saying, “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.” Justice Shirley Kornreich and Justice William Horkins should go for tea sometime.

Christie Sims describes her experience with an all-too-common global phenomenon: acid attacks against women.

“I woke up in a hospital burns unit two months later. I couldn’t see. My eyelids were sewn shut. I couldn’t open my mouth or stretch my arms out. I couldn’t talk, walk, bathe or feed myself. I faced months of reconstructive surgery and skin grafts. When I eventually saw my face, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t even make out where my features began and ended.”

Bus driver forces two young girls, 12 and 16, off greyhound in the middle of the night near BC’s highway of tears for “expired tickets.”

Amidst claims that any discussion of the Nordic Model “silences sex workers,” Meagan Tyler points out that women formerly in the sex industry also have a right to speak.

Government of Canada announces that Canada has been given a seat at the UN Status of Women Commission.

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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.