What’s Current: Scottish National Party passes resolution supporting Nordic Model of prostitution law

Scottish National Party passes resolution in favour of adopting the Nordic Model of prostitution law. MP Ash Denham introduced the motion:

“Prostitution is fundamentally incompatible with the principles of respect, of justice and equality that the SNP stands for,” she said to applause. “The exchange of money does not buy consensual sex. As one survivor put it: ‘They do not buy our consent, they buy our silence’.”

Vancouver woman takes to Twitter to document the sexual harassment she is subjected to on her daily commute:

Finn Mackay says sexual harassment is “a daily reminder of how urgent women’s liberation remains.”

Don’t forget Ireland’s women’s rights issues this St. Patrick’s Day.

Several women’s descriptions of sexual assaults perpetrated by Larry Nassar, who worked with worked with athletes at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, indicate MSU tried to protect Nassar and itself from accountability.

Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.