What’s Current: Woman fired for getting her period at work

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Alisha Coleman (front right) with her daughter and grandchildren. (Image: ACLU of Georgia)

A woman working at a 911 call centre in Georgia was given a warning, then fired for experiencing a heavy period leak at work, despite warning her boss about premenopause symtoms.

Province of Newfoundland and Labrador fails to screen for abuse when a 12-year-old girl arrived at Planned Parenthood with her stepfather seeking an abortion.

Hillary Clinton releases details of creepy on-stage behaviour from Donald Trump and notes that she regrets her decision not to call him out for his efforts to physically intimidate her.

Rapper Mystikal surrenders to authorities in Louisiana over rape charge.

Zadie Smith says she put a 15-minute limit on her young daughter’s mirror time:

“I explained it to her in these terms: you are wasting time, your brother is not going to waste any time doing this. Every day of his life he will put a shirt on, he’s out the door and he doesn’t give a shit if you waste an hour and a half doing your makeup.”

Jess Martin
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.

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