What’s Current: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

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

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  • Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive.
  • On Monday, former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.
  • Tracy Mercier, a prison guard with the Correctional Service of Canada, was sexually assaulted and harassed, but her employer and her union failed to support her.
  • A man convicted of pimping a woman over a seven years says he was just trying to help her.
  • Rather sad, tbh.
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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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  • Meghan Murphy

    What an awful way to live.

    • Liz

      but it is one way to get by

      Eating disorders are effective at reducing your world and everything that matters in it to decisions that appear to be within your control.

  • CatherineTGWShark

    Here a number (more then 4 different channels) of TV news reported the lifting of driving ban as “Saudi Arabia’s women achieve equality!”. I wanted to scream every time I heard it.
    In fact, I still want to scream.
    Even more after reading the rest of the articles linked here.

  • Djdj Jdjd

    Yup, this is just another of the many examples of men finally allowing women the human rights and freedoms they should have always had in the first place and expecting them to be grateful to the men for it.