Today, British Labour Party politician Yvette Cooper launched Reclaim the Internet, a campaign in the House of Commons against online misogyny. Surprisingly (or perhaps not, for those who spend a lot of time online), much of the harassment women experience on social media comes from other women.
Women in India want politicians to ban the sale of alcohol, which they blame for a huge rise in domestic violence and rape cases in the region.
India’s welfare minister, Palle Raghunatha Reddy, says Indian women are being sold “like products” for £4000 in Saudia Arabia. The Independent reports:
“Female migrants in Saudi are tricked into overstaying their visas and jailed on petty offences while their cases are heard before being sold to the highest bidder, the minister alleged.”
New York bans the tampon tax.