What’s Current: ISIS executes 250 women & girls in Mosul for refusing to become sex slaves

Refugees fleeing their homes in Mosul in 2014, after the city fell to Isis (Photo/Getty Images)
Refugees fleeing their homes in Mosul in 2014, after the city fell to Isis (Photo/Getty Images)

ISIS executes 250 women and girls in Mosul for refusing to enter into “temporary marriages” (i.e. sexual slavery) with jihadists.

Home abortion pill Mifegymiso about to hit Canadian market, but has already garnered criticism.

The #LaughingWhileBlack lawsuit has been settled in mediation. The group of black women who were ejected from a train touring Napa Valley wineries last year for “laughing loudly” settled their discrimination lawsuit against the train company for an undisclosed sum.

An all-female orchestra in Afghanistan defies the Taliban by playing music.

Dedicated midwife rides inflatable swan to work during Houston floods.

What does it mean to have Harriet Tubman on the US $20 bill when reparations for slavery have not been paid, and African Americans are still crushed by a racist system perpetuating their poverty?

“By escaping slavery and helping many others do the same, Tubman became historic for essentially stealing ‘property.’ Her legacy is rooted in resisting the foundation of American capitalism. Tubman didn’t respect America’s economic system, so making her a symbol of it would be insulting.”

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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