What’s Current: Bresha Meadows, accused of killing her abusive father, will not be tried as an adult

Bresha Meadows, 15, said her father brutally beat her mother and terrorized their family for years.
Bresha Meadows, 15, said her father brutally beat her mother and terrorized their family for years.

Breaking: Bresha Meadows will not be tried as an adult, no longer faces possible life sentence in prison. The 15-year-old girl has been incarcerated for four months after allegedly killing her abusive father. Since then, women’s/domestic violence organizations across the U.S. have been calling to #FreeBresha. Her next hearing is on January 20th 2017.

Mama Bear Clan — the Indigenous women-led group patrolling Winnipeg streets. Says patroller Samantha Chief:

“It’s very important. We need to empower our women to become stronger and to show them that, if we get together, there are so many amazing things that we can do.”

Largest all-women expedition of scientists heads to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change.

Oldest woman alive turns 117, says she lasted this long by staying away from men. From Elite Daily:

“In 1938, she left an abusive and violent husband and has been single ever since. He’s dead by the way. Because, you know, everyone her age is. She said, ‘I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone.’”

Police in Norway bust massive child pornography ring, seize 150 terabytes of data, arrest 51 men.

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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