What’s Current: Outrage over Dior ad featuring Johnny Depp asking ‘What would you do for love?’

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Dior (the company that brought us the $700 We should All be Feminists t-shirt) has chosen Johnny Depp to participate in their Dior Love Chain campaign where celebrities ask and answer the question “What would you do for love.”  Marisa Bate writes:

“For the final time, just so we’re all on the same hashtag: feminism is more than a ‘slogan tee’ aimed at broadening your millennial, Insta-audience. And being violent against a woman should prohibit men from being cast in any adverts or campaigns or tweets, but especially ones about love (Yes, even if a woman settles out of court).”

Amanda Abramovich and Samantha Brookover, a lesbian couple in West Virginia, have settled their discrimination lawsuit against the county clerk’s office. In 2016, an employee of the office called them “an abomination” when they applied for a marriage license. The clerk’s office has agreed to issue a public apology and pay the couple $10,000 in damages.

A new report by Lawyers and Doctors for Human Rights reveals the horrendous torture and rape endured by women at the hands of male guards in Syrian detention facilities.

On Monday morning — despite the Canadian Football League’s PR campaign professing that they really care about violence against women — the Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced they had hired Art Briles, a coach who was fired from Baylor University for mishandling sexual assault allegations against dozens of players. On Monday night, the team announced they wouldn’t be hiring Briles to coach for them after all.

Lisa Steacy
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.

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