What’s Current: Reddit bans ‘incel’ group for inciting violence against women

  • Reddit bans the online community “incels” as part of a new crackdown on forums that glorify and incite violence. Men in this online forum blamed women for their “involuntary celibacy” and advocated rape.
  • LAPD are investigating the attack on Sabrina Hooks, a lesbian woman who was badly beaten by men while at a fast food restaurant with her girlfriend, as a hate crime.
  • Women who suffer cardiac arrest in public are less likely than men to get CPR from bystanders and are more likely to die, says a new study by the The American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Yasmin Jones-Henry at The Guardian explains why Lupita Nyong’o is right to be angry at Grazia magazine, who recently edited out the actor’s hair on their cover.
  • DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza accused of sexual assault and harassment.
  • Julie Bindel will be speaking about her new book, The Pimping of Prostitution, this Thursday, November 16, in Vancouver.
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.