What’s Current: Roman Polanski accused of raping former actress Renate Langer when she was 15

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

  • Former German actress, Renate Langer, reported to the Swiss police that film director Roman Polanski raped her in February 1972, when she was 15. Langer is the fourth woman to publicly accuse Polanski of sexual assaulting her when she was a teenager.
  • Rep. Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion congressman from Pennsylvania, told the woman he had an affair with to get an abortion.
  • The US joins 13 other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and China, in voting against a United Nations resolution condemning the death penalty for homosexuality.
  • Sabrinna Valisce on the decriminalization of prostitution in New Zealand:

“I thought it would give more power and rights to the women. But I soon realised the opposite was true.”

Meghan Murphy
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 The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, 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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