Ben Butler sentenced to life in prison after he beat his six-year-old daughter to death 11 months after she was returned to his custody by the family court. The man had a history of violence and had been jailed for 19 months in 2009 for assaulting Ellie, but the conviction was overturned in 2010.
Patrick Fox, a Burnaby, B.C. man who created a website to “destroy” his ex-wife, has finally been charged with criminal harassment and a weapons offence. The CBC quotes ex-wife, Desiree Capuano, who says, “It doesn’t take down the website and it doesn’t stop the things that are still happening.”
French feminist writer, Benoîte Groult, dies at 96-years-old. She authored a number of books, including a biography of French revolutionary Olympe de Gouges.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested after a 17-year-old girl was dragged out of a Pizza Hut in Epsom, Surrey, stabbed, then raped. Her injuries have been described as serious but not life threatening. The Surrey police believe the victim knew her attacker and that the attack was pre-planned.
Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore is introducing a bill called the Top 1% Accountability Act, which will require all people claiming over $150,000 in tax deductions to undergo a drug test to make sure they’re not spending that money on drugs.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. 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 lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her very beautiful dog.