What’s Current: Reclaim the Internet aims to tackle online misogyny

Reclaim the Internet

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.”

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New York bans the tampon tax.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.