What’s Current: Police raid offices of women’s groups in Poland after protests

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  • One day after Polish women staged marches to protest the country’s restrictive abortion law, police raid the offices of women’s rights groups, seizing computers and shutting down their operations. ” In a statement, the Women’s Rights Centre said: “We are afraid that this is just a pretext or warning signal to not engage in activities not in line with the ruling party.”
  • The financial firm that installed the “Fearless Girl” in front of the Wall Street bull paid out a settlement for underpaying minority and female employees.
  • Buzzfeed exposes the way liberal men colluded with white nationalist/misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • Girls who are ashamed of their bodies are more likely to skip meals and avoid socializing, a problem that is exacerbated by social media sites like Instagram that provide a steady stream of unattainable beauty ideals.
  • Claire Heuchan: “When feminists who have spent decades challenging sexism, racism, and homophobia are viewed as a risk to the wellbeing of students, something has gone very wrong indeed.”
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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