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