What’s Current: Jacqueline Sauvage finally freed after being jailed for killing her abusive husband

Jacqueline Sauvage
Jacqueline Sauvage

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.

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:

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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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 The Spectator, UnHerd, 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 lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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