What’s Current: Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

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Vera Rubin, the pioneering astronomer who discovered the first evidence of dark matter, has died at 88. Despite her important work, she was never awarded a Nobel Prize.

Passengers: Yet another male fantasy of control and domination. When will forcing women into relationships with men cease to be romantic?

Award-winning Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden defends his right to identify as an Indigenous person, after an article at Aboriginal People’s Television Network called his background into question. Seems this conversation could be applied in more than one arena…

The last female speaker of the Resígaro language has been murdered in Peru. The body of Rosa Andrade, 67, was found decapitated at her home in the Amazon rainforest. She lived with the Ocaina tribe.

Toronto Fire captain Kevin Hughes has been charged with two counts of sex assault and assault with a weapon. His female co-worker, Jamie Wilson, came forward earlier this year alleging a long history of harassment and discrimination during her time with Toronto Fire Services.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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