What’s Current: Mohammed Shamji charged with murdering Elana Fric-Shamji after she filed for divorce

Elana Fric-Shamji (Image: Twitter)
Elana Fric-Shamji (Image: Twitter)

Less than a week after filing for divorce, Elana Fric-Shamji was found dead. Her soon-to-be ex-husband, a neurosurgeon with Toronto Western Hospital, has been charged with her murder. Fric-Shamji’s body was found in a suitcase near an underpass in Vaughan, Ontario.

Three women were shot dead on Saturday night when a 23-year-old man opened fire on a pedestrian area in Imatra, Finland’s nightlife district.

But what about feminist porn?

Justin Harris has been sentenced to life in prison for leaving his toddler to die in a hot car. Evidence supported the accusation that Harris left his son there deliberately.

How about just don’t ask women if they are pregnant?

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  • therealcie

    I haven’t purchased one of those Hollywood gossip rags in years, but every time I go through a checkstand at a supermarket, I can see the covers, rife with gross body policing. How about we also get rid of the gross and invasive practice of “bump watch.” Another person’s pregnancy is nobody else’s business. People are so disrespectful and disgusting.

  • Rachael

    I’ve always been of the mind that “feminist” porn means either a self-identifying feminist of “some variety” (often unknown to themselves, or based on liking Beyoncé and she danced in front of the word once) is involved in some way or another (even if she’s just making the tea) or that the women in the production aren’t stereotypical in aesthetic, or that it was low-budget (essentially indie). In other words, pretty much meaningless and only useful for selling to men who wish to appear as progressive and liberal. Interesting to have that all but affirmed.

  • Mitochondrial Eve

    Hi. Was going to post this on the Brando/Bertolucci news update wrt celebrity scum, but here’s another one about a male actor who is also a serial sexual harasser…


  • Kendall Turtle

    There’s a famous guy here in Alaska named Michael Anderson, he’s known for his hot dog stand in downtown anchorage. He killed himself last night right before his trial for coercion, providing alcohol for someone underage and then sexually assaulting them. People are furious that his sexual assault is being mentioned and demanding we only talk about the good things he has done, it’s terrible. The girl is forever silenced.

    • The Raddest

      Wow how are people mad about the assault being mentioned? It appears to be exactly why he killed himself. It would make for a more powerful story against sexual assault because it will show that yes, motherfucker we will find you and jail you, and yes it will ruin your life. But no, can’t mention it because of feels and respect for the dead. Bullshit.

  • Reffael Fishzon

    One of the three women was a mayor, I believe (I read about it in another publication). This is a horrific wave of crime against females who hold power in the western world lately. I dunno, you just might wanna state it was a mayor.