What’s Current: Woman stabbed on Beijing bus after slapping man who groped her

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round-up.

On Monday morning, a woman in Beijing slapped a man after he groped her on a bus. He retaliated by stabbing her four times. She remains the Intensive Care Unit with serious injuries to her throat and lung.

Republican Andre Jacque proposes a bill that would prohibit teaching OB-GYN residents at the University of Wisconsin-Madison how to perform abortions.

The Alberta court of appeal has overturned the acquittal of a man charged with sexually assaulting his stepdaughter, ruling that myths and stereotypes about how a victim ought to behave influenced the trial judge’s ruling.

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority is developing rules to ban advertising that promotes gender stereotypes and sexually objectifies women.

The CDC has released a report showing that 55 per cent of the murders of American women are “intimate partner violence-related.” The Atlantic summarizes the findings:

“55 percent were intimate partner violence-related, meaning they occurred at the hands of a former or current partner or the partner’s family or friends. In 93 percent of those cases, the culprit was a current or former romantic partner. The report also bucks the strangers-in-dark-alleys narrative common to televised crime dramas: Strangers perpetrated just 16 percent of all female homicides, fewer than acquaintances and just slightly more than parents.

About a third of the time, the couple had argued right before the homicide took place, and about 12 percent of the deaths were associated with jealousy. The majority of the victims were under the age of 40, and 15 percent were pregnant. About 54 percent were gun deaths.

Black women were most likely to die by homicide of any kind, at 4.4 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Native American women, Hispanics, and finally whites and Asians.”

Lisa Steacy
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.

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