Whats Current: Man charged in Amanda Todd case convicted of abusing dozens of young girls

Aydin Coban, the 38 year old Dutch man facing extortion and child pornography charges in Canada related to his abuse of Amanda Todd, has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for his online attacks on dozens of other young girls.

Saudi Arabia launches a girls’ council — without any women.

The President of the United States started a twitter fight with Snoop Dogg (because that’s a thing we have to deal with now). Bow Wow intervenes on his uncle’s behalf, threatening to “pimp” the first lady if her husband doesn’t shut up.

Jeanenne Fontaine has been murdered in Winnipeg. She was the cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teen whose death became one of the highest profile cases of murdered Indigenous women in Canada when her body was found in the Red River in 2014.

Thousands of Romanian women are suffering horrendous abuse as migrant workers on Sicilian farms.

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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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  • cday881@gmail.com

    Does Bow Wow realize that the First Lady has Secret Service protection?

    • Does he realize how disgusting it is to threaten to pimp anyone???

      • cday881@gmail.com

        I’d guess no.

  • lk

    “The President of the United States started a twitter fight with Snoop Dogg.” Can you believe that we actually have to type sentences like this now… oh my goodness!

    Why is the President of the United States tweeting about Snoop Dogg’s music video?! I can think of at least one hundred other things that Trump needs to be worried about.

    Bow Wow’s response was disgusting..if he wanted to respond to Trump, fine. But talking about Melania is sexist and completely unnecessary.

  • cday881@gmail.com

    Fair enough. He can’t threaten Trump so he wants to take it out on a woman.

  • FierceMild

    Yes. I feel very sorry for her. I know she wasn’t forced to marry him, but it must be horrific to be married to him no matter what. And now all the extra misogynist attention ashes getting as well as the thinly-veiled contempt and disappointment from left leaning women (which I certainly share). She’s trapped. It must suck. I hope she breaks free, but she would certainly loose her son.

  • FierceMild

    It’s the female-marked name thing. Anything specific to women becomes sexualized or pejorative:

    Master vs. mistress
    Dominator vs. dominatrix
    Actor vs. actress
    Dog vs. bitch
    Bull vs. cow
    Steward vs. stewardess
    Bachelor vs. spinster/old maid

  • Dexterette

    The evil that men do just exhausts me at this point. Nothing ever surprises me about it. Literally nothing could be beyond them at this point, imho. They are above nothing.

    It sucks because I have a Nigel and I am happy. Sometimes I know I’m happy with him because every single other man around me has, eventually, been a fucking skeeze is to me, but Nigel never has. IIn 15 years of friendship. (To me. I’m not dumb, he has probably been gross or scary to one girl or woman at least once. Even if by accident.) So I love him for not being like that to me.

    It’s sad, though, and overwhelming, and EXHAUSTING that I live in a world where I have come to love and appreciate his being a non-rapist as much as I do.