What’s Current: 937 johns, zero prostituted women arrested in France since adoption of Nordic model

France has arrested 937 johns since implementing the Nordic Model one year ago. The law has also reduced the number of prostituted persons arrested each year — from 1,500 to zero. Ninety per cent of prostituted persons in France are trafficked, mainly from Bulgaria, Romania, China, and Nigeria; so one of the aims of the legislation and its enforcement is to make France less attractive to pimps and traffickers.

Facebook has apparently banned the word “lesbian” from page usernames.

An Associated Press investigation of U.N. missions during the past 12 years found nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other personnel around the world.

The University of British Columbia has approved a new sexual assault policy that will create centralized offices at its Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, harassment, and stalking.

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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  • Lucia Lola

    Je t’aime, France.

    • Tired feminist

      Me too… yet. Let’s hope Marine Le Pen doesn’t win.

  • Yisheng Qingwa

    Women need to abandon Fakebook en masse.

  • will


  • Tired feminist

    I did! Who’s joining me?

    • will

      Left there three years ago. I don’t miss it at all. Like getting out of a crowded shopping mall into the fresh air.

      • Rachel

        I agree! I abandoned years ago too and I don’t miss it at all. For many reasons. Ive heard people talk about studies that show those who aren’t on FB are hiding parts of their lives or are probably psychopaths. Just more propaganda to get everyone to share all online and sell their souls. Would love to see who funded these “studies”.

        • will

          ” those who aren’t on FB are hiding parts of their lives or are probably psychopaths”

          That statement IS psychotic. I’m skeptical about the existence of such studies, but to even suggest that a refusal to register a shit-tonne of personal information in privately-owned cyberspace is some how a pathology is truly pathological.

    • Yisheng Qingwa

      Make sure to delete your account completely, and NEVER log in again. They will re-activate you in a hot second if you do.


      • Tired feminist

        Yeah exactly. Once you’ve been on FB, they keep your info forever.

        Do you know if Twitter is like that, too? I’m considering quitting Twitter as well.