What’s Current: National Organization for Women calls for Bill O’Reilly to be fired amid sexual harassment allegations

More than a dozen companies have removed their ads from the The O’Reilly Factor after a New York Times investigation found five women had received payouts from either Bill O’Reilly or Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox. The payouts were in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse said to have been perpetrated by O’Reilly.

Florida police told woman to “stop calling 911 and making up accusations” hours before her boyfriend murdered her and her son with an AK-47.

Aydin Coban, the man charged with extortion and child pornography offences in the Amanda Todd case, approved for extradition to Canada. He was recently convicted in Dutch court of victimizing dozens of other girls.

Roman Polanski fails to secure no-jail guarantee in exchange for his return to the US to be sentenced in the 1977 rape of 13-year-old girl. The prosecutor argued that he should not be given special treatment as a “wealthy celebrity.”

In a major blow to women worldwide, the Trump administration has cut all funding to the UN’s Family Planning Agency.

Bonnie Morris, lesbian feminist historian and author of The Disappearing L, wins best professor award in what will be her last semester teaching, due to budget cuts to George Washington University’s Women’s Studies program.

Susan Cox

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