What’s Current: Swedish prosecutors end investigation into rape charges against Julian Assange

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Swedish prosecutors announce that they are ending their investigation into rape charges against Julian Assange, saying there is no way to detain or charge him “in the foreseeable future.”

Julie Bindel investigates pro-pimp organizations that masquerade as “sex workers’ unions.”

Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to the felony of transferring obscene material to a minor; admits to sending and soliciting sexually explicit images in text exchange with a 15 year-old girl.

The Calgary Police Service commits to an external audit of sexual assault files by representatives of local sex-assault centres, medical staff, and an official with Alberta’s Ministry of the Status of Women.

Hilla Kerner, representing Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, will appear on CBC’s The Current on Monday, May 22nd, to discuss Bill C-16, Canada’s gender identity legislation. You can read the full submission Kerner presented to the Senate Committee tasked with studying the bill here.

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.