What’s Current: Edmonton billboards remind public that buying sex is a crime

Image: CBC/Susan Holtby

Billboards remind johns (and everyone else) in Edmonton, Alberta that buying sex is a crime in Canada.

Donald Trump just keeps getting caught on tape being sexist, this time he visited France for Bastille Day and objectified First Lady Brigitte Macron.

A 28-year-old man, Brendt Christensen, has been indicted on one count of kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a University of Illinois student from China. Zhang has been missing since June and police believe she is dead.

The conviction of Code Pink member Desiree Fairooz, who was convicted of disorderly conduct after laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, has been overturned. But a retrial has been ordered, meaning she could very well face a second prosecution.

Jocelyn Macdonald asks: Could the L Word revival be the answer to lesbian erasure?

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.