What’s Current: Council of Paris bans sexist ads

Council of Paris approves citywide ban of sexist and discriminatory advertisements.

Jury in coroner’s inquest into the death of Nadine Machiskinic reverses finding that the 29-year-old Indigenous woman’s death was accidental, reveals an inadequate investigation into the possibility that she was a victim of male violence.

US Vice President Mike Pence breaks tie in Senate, reverses Obama-era protection of Federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Alberta RCMP officer Jason Tress charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of breach of trust for incidents dating back to 2012 and involving three separate women.

“I am a strong Black woman:” Rep. Maxine Waters takes on petty, sexist, white man Bill O’Reilly.

Campaigners against sexist violence place a seat moulded in the shape of a male body –complete with penis — on the Mexico City metro. A note in front of the street informs male commuters:

“It’s uncomfortable to sit here, but that’s nothing compared to the sexual violence suffered by women on their commute.”

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.