What’s Current: Gina-Lisa Lohfink fined €20,000 for bringing lawsuit against men she says raped her

Gina-Lisa Lohfink fined €20,000 for bringing lawsuit against two men who gang-raped her. A dark day for the German criminal justice system.

Here are some women who broke records at the Rio Olympics.

A great essay on the chore wars:

“While lowering our standards would certainly help, it still fails to solve the problem of women’s disproportionate responsibility for child-rearing or the gendered allocation of chores. For this we need to have small conversations of gigantic significance. A father caring for a child, rather than ‘helping’ to care for a child would be a joyful act of social revolution. A man who sees the scattered kitty litter, the toys on the floor, the grit in the tiles, the unwashed dishes, and who cleans them without waiting for his partner, may do more for feminism than any female CEO. Women’s public status as equal citizens rests on an equitable division of private labour. Put simply, we need men to commit to sharing the load.”

U.S. federal judge blocks the overturning of Title IX, in which the category of “sex” in the prohibition on sex discrimination in schools had been redefined to “gender identity.”

Child sex dolls seized in Australian government crackdown following petition.

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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