What’s Current: Edward Downey charged with murder of Sara Baillie & five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Sara Baillie and Taliyah Marsman
Sara Baillie and Taliyah Marsman

Edward Downey, 46, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter, Taliyah Marsman.

Last night a man drove an 18-ton truck through a Bastille Day event in Nice, France, killing 84 people. The attacker had no apparent ties to extremist groups. However, like many male purveyors of these attacks, he had a history of domestic violence.

Donald Trump announces his running mate will be anti-abortion Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

UK feminist group Sisters Uncut begins political occupation of empty London council home, due to be demolished, in protest of cuts to social housing, which have driven women fleeing domestic violence into homelessness.

Feminist event in London questions the practice of medical treatment for gender non-compliant children.

Just when you thought the sexualizing of girls in the dance industry couldn’t get worse: Melinda Tankard Reist indicts the dancewear industry for its use of extreme sexual objectification of girls.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.