What’s Current: Woman who made 125 police reports before being stabbed by her stalker refuses police apology

Helen Pearson, 34, was attacked with scissors by neighbour Joseph Willis in 2013 (Image: screenshot/BBC/The Independent)

Helen Pearson made 125 police reports about a man who was stalking her before he stabbed and nearly killed her. The police finally convicted Joseph Willis and apologized to Pearson, who the apology “didn’t do anything” for her because she was “still suffering every day because of what happened…”

Trump’s latest tweets to MSNBC host Mika Bzezinski reveal he is no longer able to hide his raw misogyny. Michelle Goldberg writes:

“I’m not sure that even well-intentioned men understand how relentlessly degrading this presidency is for many women. Having a man who does not recognize the humanity of more than half the population in a position of such power is a daily insult; it never really goes away.”

California is one of the only states in the US where maternal mortality rates are decreasing.

Facebook refuses to promote women-centric festival because the event page references the “gender” of the festival’s target audience. One of the organizers explains:

“I can appreciate that Facebook would want to ban white supremacist events, but their ruling that ads must not mention gender, race, or age means that women of colour would not be able to promote self-contained events, nor women who want a female-only safe space event for example for victims of abuse or rape.”

Susan Cox

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