What’s Current: Tory MP Gerry Ritz calls Environment Minister Catherine McKenna ‘climate Barbie’

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round up.

  • After Tory MP Gerry Ritz called Environment Minister Catherine McKenna “climate Barbie” on Twitter, McKenna says “misogynistic comments” like his demand a conversation about the way women are treated in politics.
  • PR flop inspires Ottawa Public Library to stop allowing dudes to watch porn on its computers.
  • Zex — a punk band which enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame after their music was accidentally pressed onto vinyl copies of Beyonce’s Lemonade — has been dropped from its label as the guitarist is investigated for sexual assault.
  • Embrace your natural beauty by covering yourself in a thick layer of makeup!
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a “flaming feminist litigator.”
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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