What’s Current: Surge in child sex doll seizures exposes suspected pedophiles

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The Guardian reports: “A surge in the number of seizures of child-like sex dolls by border officers has led investigators to identify dozens of previously unknown suspected paedophiles.”

Heralded as a breakthrough, a “permanent contraceptive” device called Essure has drawn 16,000 official FDA complaints from women reporting side-effects such as chronic pain, illness, hair loss, and even pregnancy.

Mixed-sex hospital wards endanger and humiliate women.

Brett Ryan, 36, pleaded guilty to murdering two of his brothers and his mother out of fear they would expose his lies to his fiancée.

Girls and women raped by Isis are left so traumatized they “sleep for days on end, seemingly unable to wake up.”

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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