What’s Current: Five women accuse Louis C.K. of masturbating in front of them

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Five women have accused comedian Louis C.K. of masturbating in front of them. His movie premiere was preemptively cancelled, in anticipation of the New York Times story detailing these allegations. HBO has removed C.K.’s projects from streaming service.
  • GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is accused by four separate women of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers.
  • Eighteen men on a special Brazilian parliamentary committee voted to end exemptions in the country’s abortion ban in cases where the woman was raped or if her life is in danger. The measure will now go to a full lower house vote.
  • A Pennsylvania man strangled and beat a 19-year-old woman to death after she rejected his marriage proposal.
  • The Canadian federal government is looking to eliminate provisions in the Indian Act that make it harder for women than for men to pass official Indigenous status down to their children.
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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