What’s Current: 5 members of ‘Western chauvinist’ organization, ‘Proud Boys,’ suspended from duty after storming MMIWG ceremony

A member of the “Proud Boys”

Five “Proud Boys” suspended from military duty after racist disruption of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls ceremony. The “Western chauvinist” organization was started last year by Gavin McInnes.

First Nations woman dies six months after being hit by trailer hitch thrown by a man driving by. The 18-year-old assailant reportedly yelled “I got one” as the car sped down the street (commonly known as a prostitution stroll).

Katie Herzog responds to critics of article about detransitioning. “The Detransitioners” spurred vicious attacks and death threats to Herzog.

Deaths of New Mexico couple ruled a murder-suicide. The man and woman were discovered in their car with a gun between the man’s legs.

Junot Díaz interviews Margaret Atwood, making the case for “making Margaret Atwood fiction again.”

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  • I thought The Detransitioners was a little too pro-trans, especially wrt the stats on trans/male violence against women in women’s spaces. But it doesn’t take anything to be a TERF these days, does it? The article over on Jezebel about the kid with no sex on its birth certificate is generating all sorts of TERFy comments by people who have no idea how TERFy they sound – they think they’re being rational. (At least I assume the comments are TERFy because of the politics I’ve seen so far.)

  • Hanakai

    Regarding the murder-suicide case in New Mexico where the husband shot the wife to death and then killed himself, this is an all-too-common crime. And it turns out that a woman is much more likely to be shot to death in the USA if her husband/partner/boyfriend/ex had a military or law enforcement background or history, occupations where guns and killing are an inexorable part.

    Girls and women would do well and increase their chances of survival by not dating or having anything to do with gun men, gun-loving men, animal-killing men.

    It is hard to believe that the University of Texas and other gun state educational institutions are allowing students to carry firearms. Certain mental illnesses, adult-onset schizophrenia among them, strike in the 18-24 age range; and combine that with testosterone, male entitlement, male infantile rage and misogyny, there will be blood shed, women’s blood. Ugh. This so-called civilization is insane.

  • M. Zoidberg

    Lol, if those white supremacist men were any more basic, they’d be on sale 3 for 5$.