What’s Current: New study finds birth control pill reduces women’s general well being

First study of its kind confirms what women have been saying for decades: the pill can negatively impact your physical and mental health.

Police arrest over 100 men for buying prostituted children in Ontario.

Capitalism is literally milking the poor: Julie Bindel investigates the breast milk industry.

Glosswitch: If you think “sex work is work”, how can you be against sex for rent?

“If anything is for sale — any body part, any experience, any relationship — then the poorest will be stripped bare. If you accept the principle that there is nothing wrong with buying sex — or ova or breast milk or babies — how do you ensure supply can meet demand? Only by making sure there are always enough women with no other options. There is no other way. There are not enough female bodies to meet male sexual and reproductive demands without any form of coercion; that’s why patriarchy, with all its complex systems of reward and punishment, exists in the first place.”

Lamont Roberts, who assaulted, stalked and harassed his ex-girlfriend, is first to be convicted and sentenced under the District of Columbia’s image exploitation (or “revenge porn”) law, which was passed in 2014.

Adults keep asking if this woman’s seven-year-old daughter is a boy because she has short hair, likes sports and dislikes princesses.

Susan Cox

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