What’s Current: Doctors suggest anal sex as alternative for women suffering pain caused by mesh implants

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After transvaginal mesh implants intended to treat complications following childbirth were found to be causing women extreme pain during intercourse, doctors suggest anal sex as an alternative.

On Friday night, Donald Trump declared Saturday Women’s Equality Day.

Perfect: a world for girls and a world for boys.

There is still no scientific basis for a “male brain” and a “female brain.” Neuroscientist Daphna Joel tells Quartz:

“In studies that find differences between genders, ‘there is no way to prove that these differences have an innate basis, because the studies are conducted in adults, who have lived their entire life in a highly gendered society.'”

Sexual predator David Thomas Pearson pleaded guilty to child luring in January 2015 but wasn’t sentenced until May 2016, allowing him to continue posing as a teenage boy online, coercing girls into sending him more nude photos during that time.

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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