It’s that time for Times’ Person of the Year Award. Will it be Rapist A or Rapist B?
Justice Maria Linhares de Sousa of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice just struck down Canada’s mandatory minimum sentence for “sexual interference” with minors. Hilla Kerner of Vancouver Rape Relief told The Globe and Mail that while she supports strong sentences for child predators, mandatory minimum sentencing may be a weak approach:
“[We] think judges should have the discretion and the autonomy to decide on appropriate sentences. The way to go is not to tie judges’ hands but to make sure they understand the nature of these crimes and how men use their power to attack women and children,” Hilla Kerner of Vancouver Rape Relief told The Globe and Mail.
Calling Angela Merkle a feminist might be a stretch but, as The Telegraph reports, she’s certainly one of the last few female heads of state left.
What can North American feminists learn from the Chinese “Feminist Five” when it comes to opposing Donald Trump?
Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen exposes widespread misogyny in the Legislature when she crossed the floor and joined the NDP.