What’s Current: New study shows organized crime is behind the majority of UK brothels


A new study shows organized crime is behind more than three-quarters of UK brothels. From the report:

“The relative impunity with which pimps and traffickers operate, combined with the almost total exclusion of many off-street sex workers — particularly foreign nationals — from mainstream society, requires a radical reconsideration of what the police and other relevant agencies should be doing.”

Rightwing lawmakers in Poland are pushing forward with a near-total ban on abortion. The Guardian reports: 

“The governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party… has sent to committee a bill that would allow terminations only if the mother’s life was at risk, and increase the maximum jail term for practitioners from two years to five.”

The male “pill” is coming. (But will men take it, is the question…)

Ottawa police are treating the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook as “suspicious.”

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, 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 is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.