What’s Current: UK police overwhelmed with reports of child sexual abuse, child pornography

UK police are overwhelmed by reports of child sexual abuse, including the viewing and sharing of child pornography. The lead investigator, drawing a dubious distinction between the consumption of child pornography and the actual abuse of children, suggests that that consumers of child pornography be counselled and rehabilitated, not criminalized.

Oklahoma divorce bill that eliminates incompatibility, or irreconcilable differences, as a fault for divorce. passes committee vote.

Unicef says refugee women and children are “beaten, raped, starved” and coerced into prostitution in “Libyan hellholes.” The Guardian reports:

“Sexual violence and abuse was widespread and systematic at crossings and checkpoints. A third of the women and children interviewed said their assailants wore uniforms or appeared to be associated with the military. Nearly half of the women and children reported sexual abuse during migration, often multiple times and in multiple locations, the report found.”

Leaked court papers show suspects in the murder of Berta Cáceres have links to US-trained elite troops.

A retirement home for lesbians? Where do I sign up?

A discussion about the rise of fascism, the destruction of democracy, and the resistance to these forces, featuring Suzanne Jay and Chris Hedges, is taking place on March 3rd in Vancouver. Get your tickets to “After Trump and Pussy Hats” today!

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

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

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