What’s Current: Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore played a single, 30-year-old, working woman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, something that was seen as radical for 1970s American television. The show’s female-focused format became a staple. She died yesterday at 80.

Roxane Gay pulls her book from Simon & Schuster in protest of Milo Yiannopoulos book deal.

Women battling cancer had their own Women’s March at a treatment centre near Los Angeles.

Lions Bay councillor Eileen Wilke is suing her daughter Sherri Thomson for defying the terms of a settlement agreement demanding Thomson keep quiet about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Wilke’s husband Ronald (Thomson’s stepfather).

The wonderful Buffy Saint-Marie, who has spent much of her career fighting to protect Indigenous communities, will receive the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the JUNO awards this year.

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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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