What’s Current: The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world

Infant mortality in the US is at a historical low, but maternal mortality rates are higher than in any other developed country, and they are rising.

The Canadian Senate committee on Legal and Constitutional affairs hears critical feminist analysis of “well intentioned legislation,” Bill C-16.

The Legislative Administration Committee in New Hampshire held a public hearing to decide on whether to take disciplinary action against Rep. Robert Fisher, creator of misogynistic Red Pill reddit forum.

Black women make up 44 per cent of women in jails in the US. Activists have organized and fundraised for a Mother’s Day bailout, which will free at least 30 black women in various cities who are in jail because they can’t afford to pay bail.

Max Dashu of the Suppressed Histories Archives will be in Vancouver on May 13th for Witch Hunts and The Cultural Legacies of Misogynist Persecution: a visual talk. Get tickets here.

Lisa Steacy
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.

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