What’s Current: Wealthy white man kills almost 60 people at a Las Vegas concert Sunday night

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Stephen Paddock

In yet another incidence of male terrorism, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, whose brother Eric described as ” a wealthy guy who liked to play video poker and take cruises,” opened fire on fans attending an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas. This is the deadliest shooting in modern US history, with almost 60 dead and more than 500 wounded. Paddock’s other brother, Bruce, told NBC his brother was a multi-millionaire property investor.

Linda Bellos, a respected lesbian feminist activist and ex-politician, has been no-platformed at Cambridge after signing a letter opposing trans activist violence. 

Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson used her Moomins to subtly challenge regressive ideas about how women live and love.

Susan Braudy details her experience trying to write an article about the women’s movement for Playboy in 1969. It was Hugh Hefner’s famous leaked memo to her that read:

“These chicks are our natural enemy — and there is, incidentally, nothing that we can say in the pages of Playboy that will convince them that we are not.”

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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