What’s Current: Actress Carrie Fisher in intensive care unit after cardiac episode


Actress Carrie Fisher, 60, is in the intensive care unit of a Los Angeles hospital after a cardiac episode.Lorena Bobbitt was a victim of domestic abuse, but instead of talking about male violence against women, Americans made dick jokes. Jackson Katz tells reporter, Melissa Jeltson:

“The fact that she was a victim of marital rape or domestic violence was a secondary aspect to the story. It immediately became a story about his victimization at her hands.”

Fay Blaney on the federal government’s inquiry into the missing and murdered women: “They are looking at colonization, and putting families first, and ‘systemic violence’—none of which are gender-specific.”

Men steal good stuff from women, give it to other men. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Emma Stone talks about her experience working with male directors who not only don’t respect her ideas, but steal ’em:

“I hesitate to make it about being a woman, but there have been times when I’ve improvised, they’ve laughed at my joke and then given it to my male co-star. Given my joke away. Or it’s been me saying, ‘I really don’t think this line is gonna work,’ and being told, ‘Just say it, just say it, if it doesn’t work we’ll cut it out’ — and they didn’t cut it out, and it really didn’t work!'”

In other words, Vice doesn’t want to pay someone to moderate their comment section.

Curve refuses to drop “lesbian” from their tagline.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.