What’s Current: Italy to institute paid period leave

Italy offers menstrual leave (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Italy will become the first country in Europe to offer paid menstrual leave for those with dysmenorrhea. 

Pakistan to crack down on “vani” cases: a 400-year-old custom where fathers sell their female children into marriage to pay off debts.

Regina teen who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a jealous rage deemed “not psychopathic” by court psychologist.

Dude learns how to make his own sandwich. Media positions this as a life hack. Tomorrow’s headline: Man learns that dishes can be reused when washed.

Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.