Ontario’s London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) has pulled its support from this year’s Take Back the Night event due to proposed plans to include a pole-dancing demonstration as part of the event. In a statement posted on Facebook, LAWC explains a demonstration of this nature is “antithetical” to the purpose of TBTN as it reinforces the message women and girls’ “primary purpose is to be sexy and an object for the purpose of pleasing men.”
— Megan Walker (@meggiewalk) September 12, 2016
A new study shows that teenage girls in the U.S. are resorting to prostitution in exchange for food. (Note the rather grotesque and misrepresentative use of the term “sex work” in The Guardian’s coverage to describe what girls are forced to do out of desperation.)
Isabel Allende, senator for Chile’s Socialist Party and the daughter of former President Salvador Allende, announced her intention to seek the presidency in 2017. “Today, I want to invite all Socialists to work collectively, united and organized, in the development of program proposals we want for the future of Chile,” she said.