What’s Current: Concordia professor jailed in Iran for ‘fomenting feminist revolution’

Professor Homa Hoofer of Concordia University. Photograph courtesy of Concordia.
Professor Homa Hoofer of Concordia University. Photograph courtesy of Concordia.

A Canadian professor at Concordia University, Homa Hoodfar, is imprisoned in Iran for allegedly inciting a “feminist revolution.” She is being held in Evin Prison, where Montreal photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died after being raped and tortured.

Police release a sketch of an active rapist in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood. He is Caucasian, between 35 and 45 years of age, and sports a full red beard.

TraffickCam app urges travellers to snap shots of their hotel room, to be matched against an international database of images of trafficking victims.

Australian father sentenced to 22 years after repeatedly raping daughter, says: “It was fun while it lasted.” The man admitted to 51 offences, including allowing others to abuse the child.

Spa owner in Winnipeg, Manitoba faces charges for human trafficking. Another employee is charged with extortion, voyeurism, sexual assault, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

Jess Martin
Jess Martin

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.

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  • therealcie

    I am opposed to capitol punishment due to the times when possibly innocent people were put to death after questionable convictions. However, I have to say this so called “father” and others like him deserve have honey poured on them prior to being buried in a fire ant hill.

    • Hannah

      I really think in some cases if there is absolutely no doubt they’re guilty, I would be fine with capital punishment. The world really would be better off without some people.

      • Wren

        very true

  • melissa

    How the flying fuck did that father not get a life sentence? torturing, raping and having others do the same to your own child?…are they pretending they can rehabilitate sadistic monsters like this or something?

    “On occasions, the girl was forced to wear “bondage” attire and pose
    for sexually explicit photos taken by her father or the other men.

    In one incident, a video was made of the girl shackled to a bed, wearing a
    black full-face mask, with a gag in her mouth and wearing a dog collar
    with the word “bitch” on it. In the video, the girl can seen struggling
    with her restraints and heard saying: “stop please dad”. ”

    “The man did not pimp out his daughter for money rather for his own sexual gratification, the judge added.”

    Can’t believe this is the kind, if not even worse forms of real life vile abuse of women and children being constantly replicated in mainstream pornos everyday these days and the constant normalization and glamorization of it is something we’re just suppose to non judgmentally accept as “kinky” and a “preference” now.

  • Hannah

    This has got to be the worst What’s Current ever 🙁

    • Meghan Murphy

      Unbearable, isn’t it…