What’s Current: New leader of B.C. RCMP is an Indigenous woman

Brenda Butterworth-Carr (Image: Makers.com)

Assistant CommissionerBrenda Butterworth-Carr will be the first Indigenous woman to be named deputy commissioner of the B.C. RCMP.

A Halifax taxi driver found with an intoxicated, unconscious, mostly naked woman in his cab and her DNA on his mouth has been acquitted of sexual assault by a judge who said there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the woman’s “lack of consent.”

Polish European Parliament member Janusz Korwin-Mikke spews bonkers sexism:

“Women must earn less because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent. They must earn less. That is all.”

Mississippi strikes down bill allowing domestic violence as grounds for divorce. House Committee Chairman Andy Gipson argues:

“We need to be adopting policies that promote marriage and people sticking together. I have some serious concerns about opening the floodgates any more than they already are.”

Wouldn’t want to open the floodgates of women escaping their abusive husbands, eh?!

Nominate the Vancouver Women’s Library for the British Columbia Library Association’s Champion of Intellectual Freedom Award. Despite anti-feminist attacks, the VWL maintained a mandate of feminist inclusion and has championed the intellectual freedom of women’s voices. Beyond the physical loaning of books, the VWL will provide space for critical and rigorous discussions that foster constructive actions in the community.

Susan Cox

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