What’s Current: Porn industry admits it could not function if required to adhere to occupational health & safety standards

prop 60

Porn sites have protested Prop 60 — a proposed law mandating condom use on porn sets — by blocking users’ access. The protest is based on the fact that “prolonged condom use might result in friction burn and micro-abrasions,” which essentially means that the porn industry could not function if it was required to adhere to basic occupational health and safety standards.

In Nigeria, a group of families have been reunited with 21 girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok by Boko Haram.

In battle to take Mosul from ISIS, enslaved women and girls are the civilians in most danger. The Los Angeles Times reports:

“‘They’re in even more danger than regular civilians, these women and children, because the fighters are all around them, watching them, living with them,’ said Haider Elias, president of the U.S.-based advocacy group Yazda.

Some survivors have told of being forced to accompany their Islamic State captors when the fighters fled other Iraqi and Syrian cities under assault, surmising that they were intended to serve as human shields against airstrikes.”

Did you know that ACLU actually stands for Assuring Cock Liberty Unconditionally?

#NotACompliment petition calls on UK police to take gendered harassment seriously and expand the country’s definition of Hate Crime to include misogyny.

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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