What’s Current: Kesha files countersuit in ongoing attempt to end her working relationship with Dr. Luke

Kesha’s lawyers have filed a new countersuit to cut ties from her alleged rapist and abusive manager, Dr Luke:

“You can get a divorce from an abusive spouse. You can dissolve a partnership if the relationship becomes irreconcilable. The same opportunity — to be liberated from the physical, emotional, and financial bondage of a destructive relationship — should be available to a recording artist.”

Trump fires Sally Yates, acting Attorney General, for refusing to support his “Muslim ban.” Yates fits into a pattern showing women are leading the resistance against Trump.

Women’s shelters scramble for contingency plans in light of reports that the Trump administration is considering eliminating funding for Violence Against Women Act grants.

Beaded hearts project honours Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women in the north. Mishelle Lavoie, one of the project’s organizers, tells CBC News:

“Some of these cases have gone unsolved for more than a decade. This is a way for us to show we haven’t forgotten about them.”

What’s the problem with porn? Caitlin Roper responds to common pro-porn arguments.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.