What’s Current: Italy considers bill that would result in fines up to €10,000 for men who buy sex

Italy-Prostitution

Italy-ProstitutionOn Wednesday, a bill was presented in Italy’s parliament, seeking to fine johns up to €10,000.

Starbucks to start blocking porn from their free wi-fi.

First ever recorded figures for female genital mutilation (FGM) show 5,702 new cases in England over past year.

Last April, Afrika Bambaataa was accused of sexual abuse by four men who say the assaults took place when they were under the age of 16. In a talk Birmingham, England, legendary rapper, KRS-One said:

“There was no hip-hop before Afrika Bambaataa. Let’s start there, so anyone who has a problem with Afrika Bambaataa should quit hip-hop…

…Some of us are infallible. Some of us are going to have to be untouchable or our entire culture is going to fall.”

Meghan Murphy
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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 New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, 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 dog.

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