Jacqueline Sauvage suffered 47 years of violent abuse at the hands of her husband, Norbert Marot, before finally killing him. Her son, who had also been abused by Marot, had just committed suicide. Sauvage has finally been given a complete pardon and was freed from jail on Wednesday evening. “I’ve decided to grant Jacqueline Sauvage a pardon of the rest of her sentence. This pardon puts an immediate end to her detention,” President Francois Hollande tweeted.
J'ai décidé d'accorder à Jacqueline Sauvage une remise gracieuse du reliquat de sa peine. Cette grâce met fin immédiatement à sa détention.
— François Hollande (@fhollande) December 28, 2016
Ontario’s first director of its anti-human-trafficking office is a survivor herself, trafficked at 13-years-old. Jennifer Richardson exited in Montreal, when the police intervened after she was assaulted.
Gloria Steinem joins My Name Is Andrea as an Executive Producer. The film features five diverse actresses who will evoke a different aspect, experience & decade of Andrea Dworkin’s life.
Simon & Schuster gave Milo Yiannopoulos a $250,000 book deal.
Indigenous feminist Fay Blaney points out that, just as Joseph Boyden’s choice to self-identify as Indigenous is problematic, so is the choice of men to claim “woman” as an identity: