What’s Current: Lewis Pierre found guilty of murdering Daria Pionko in Leeds’ ‘managed prostitution zone’

Daria Pionko
Daria Pionko

Lewis Pierre found guilty of murdering Daria Pionko in Leeds’ “managed prostitution zone.” He beat her to death, “massacred” her face with his steel tip boots, then still had the audacity to argue in court that it only counted as manslaughter. He will rot in prison for life.

Canadian government confirms it is considering a passport option that does not mention sex. Calling the move part of the “great arc of history sweeping toward justice,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Toronto news channel CP24 during that city’s gay pride parade Sunday that the government was figuring out the “best way” to introduce sex-neutral identity documents.

Isis burns alive 19 Yazidi women for “refusing to have sex with fighters.”

ICYMI: Staceyann Chin delivers spoken word poem on Orlando.

The U.S. female prison population has grown 800 per cent in the last 30 years. Male prison populations have grown only 416 per cent during the same time period. And nearly two-thirds of female prisoners are incarcerated for nonviolent offences. In light of this and other shocking data, the US Justice Action Network is lobbying state and federal legislators for reform.

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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