What’s Current: Canadian military facing class-action lawsuit for sex discrimination

Paula MacDonald claims Armed Forces superiors dismissed sexual harassment claims. Photograph via CBC
Paula MacDonald claims Armed Forces superiors dismissed sexual harassment claims. Photograph via CBC

Canadian Armed Forces facing human rights complaint after ignoring multiple reports of sexual harassment from a former recruit. Paula MacDonald suffered PTSD after her time spent in service. She is part of a class-action lawsuit against the Armed Forces for systematic discrimination against women.

China’s most prominent feminists warn Trump against the “perils of misogyny:”

“Even across the Pacific, in the faraway land of China, there are constantly reports of you and your government’s involvement in sexual discrimination. We wish you to watch out, the feminists worldwide are speaking, and we are watching you.”

Senate Committee writes Minister Carolyn Bennett of Aboriginal Affairs, asking her to halt sex-based amendments to Indian Act after “inadequate consultation” with Indigenous groups. 

Male decision-makers at Amazon Video shockingly fail to see the value in renewing Good Girls Revolt, a TV series based on a class-action lawsuit for sex discrimination filed against Newsweek in 1970. Ironically, it was selected by Newsweek as one of the best shows of 2016.

Jess Martin
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