What’s Current: French court overturns ‘burkini’ ban

France’s top administrative court has overturned a ban on “burkinis” in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet. The decision is expected to impact all the French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.

While over 5,200 sexual assaults were reported in Vancouver between 2005 to 2015, only one in five resulted in charges, and only 2.9 per cent ended up with convictions.

Katherine Johnson, the 97-year-old black woman who was the Apollo missions’ “human computer.”

A book launch for Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival from the Sex Trade, scheduled to take place at a domestic violence service in Townsville, Queensland domestic violence service, is forced to relocate after sex trade advocates threaten to disrupt the launch.

Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at 14-years-old, speaks out about the way her captor’s porn use made her “living hell worse.”

Transwoman accuses Charlottetown salon owner Carrie MacFadyen of discrimination; MacFadyen says the issue is not one of discrimination, but of her own safety. CBC News reports:

“‘It is unfortunate that the situation is being referred to as a transgender issue when the only issue is about my safety. I have absolutely no issues with transgender people and support their cause,’ MacFadyen said in the statement.

It goes on to say that McKay is often standing or sitting on the street where MacFadyen parks her car and that — along with the fact that McKay then showed up at her work — made her uneasy.”

Meghan Murphy
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 The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, 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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