What’s Current: Ottawa police tell rape victim to ‘take accountability for her actions’

Protestor holds sign in New York City, 2011 (Image: Xoder/Flickr)

Once again, the Ottawa police have utterly failed to respond to a reported sexual assault. This time they told a woman who had been raped by two men to “take accountability for her actions.”

Korean busses install seated statues to remind passengers of the 200,000 “comfort women” who were prostituted during Japan’s occupation of the Korean peninsula.

Critical Geography releases map of femicide locations in Latin America. More than 100 women were murdered in Ecuador alone in the past six months, three quarters of them were murdered by partners or ex partners.

Two Chinese sisters found murdered in Yokohama’s red light district. Tatsuya Iwasaki has been arrested in connection with disposing of the bodies while police build a murder case against him.

Feminism now considered an “extremist activity” by Russian government.

Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.