What’s Current: German police force suggest women run in pairs to avoid sexual assault

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A female jogger was sexually assaulted in Leipzig’s Rosental Park (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

 

A German police force has come under fire for suggesting women go jogging in pairs, after a runner was sexually assaulted in Rosental park.

Victims of domestic abuse will now be allowed to vote in secret at UK elections in order to keep their identities hidden.

The judge sentencing Queen’s University student and hockey player Chance Macdonald, who sexually assaulted a teenage girl at a house party, delayed Macdonald’s sentence so that it wouldn’t interfere with his summer internship.

Charles Edward John Barrons received a three-year suspended sentence after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting her partner. Other charges, including sexual assault and death threats, were withdrawn. Nonetheless, he is still being admitted to the University of Ottawa law school.

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 New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, 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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