What’s Current: Man kidnaps British woman, tries to auction her off on porn site

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Image of Lukasz Herba released by Italian police.

Last month, a man named Lukasz Herba kidnapped Chloe Ayling, a British woman who was in Italy for a modeling gig. He then attempted to auction her off on a dark web porn website. It appears that Ayling was not his first victim:

“Italian investigators have since established that the suspected kidnapper had already organized several online auctions for the sale of abducted girls, referring to them as ‘prey.'”

Google employee pens anti-woman, anti-diversity memo, sparking furious backlash. The male engineer claimed that women fail to get ahead in tech due to their biology, specifically the fact that females suffer from “neuroticism.” He has since been fired.

Google VP, Danielle Brown, responded to this embarrassment in a statement, somehow managing not to mention women or sexism even once; instead offering vague sentiments about “inclusive environments” and “assumptions about gender.”

The Vancouver Dyke March took place this weekend. Here is one woman’s account of the harassment she was subjected to for explicitly supporting females in her signage.

Female passenger exposes child sex predator after glancing at his text messages on flight.

New analysis reveals the suicide rate among teenage girls hit a 40-year high in 2015.

 

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

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

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