What’s Current: French Elle puts Marie Trintignant on its cover to counter music magazine’s glorification of her murderer

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  • French Elle gives its most recent cover to Marie Trintignant, an actress beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend, as a rebuke to Les Inrockuptibles, France’s version of Rolling Stone magazine, which drew outrage by supporting his comeback album with a cover story.
  • Five of Ivan Henry’s victims are suing the accused serial rapist, claiming he enriched himself by accepting millions of dollars in damages for his incarceration.
  • Tegan and Sara have partnered with Wildfang to create a “The Future is Fluid” t-shirt, effectively rejecting the lesbian history that paved the way for their success.
  • Sexual harassment claims come to light in the digital media industry, as well as in California politics, as millions of women say, “Me too.”
  • Police cracked down on a child trafficking ring in Hyderabad, India, where male tourists from Persian Gulf states enter into temporary “contract marriages” that allow them to to sexually exploit girls legally.
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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