What’s Current: NBC’s Matt Lauer fired over sexual harassment

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  • NBC has fired Matt Lauer, co-host of Today, after multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.
  • On this International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day, here is a list of women who were killed in 2017 for defending their rights.
  • A 31-year-old Washington man has been arrested after filming a mother and her 12-year-old daughter in a clothing store dressing room. “I’m a guy, man, so this kind of stuff happens,” he told police.
  • Marica Peel, a single mother in Saskatchewan, speaks out over her fruitless six month battle with the Canada Revenue Agency over unpaid child benefit payments: “They can’t find the billions that are being hid offshore, and yet they’ll go after single moms and deny their kids basic benefits at Christmas time?”
  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces push for more gender neutral bathrooms city-wide.
Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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  • BornACrone

    I am over wanting to see these guys in jail. I want them dead. I seriously do. Nothing but fear for their lives will stop them.

  • Americus91

    I just heard about the rape. I was shocked to hear that he was abruptly fired, instead of the usual wait and see “We’re looking into allegations” and i thought something very serious must have happened. But it’s being reported that the sexual assault came out after. I’m thinking they already knew though.

    I hate this man. I have ever since I saw his interview of Christie Brinkley 5 years ago while she was going through her divorce from her husband who had sex with a 17 year old. Matt Lauer wanted to rip her to shreds. He reduced her to tears and worked hard to hide a smirk at the end.

    i wanted to bash his f-ing wormy face in!

    My thoughts about him ever since have been he’s a dangerous man who hates women.

  • Cassandra

    Patriarchy = MRA. Same thing.

    Sorry about those assholes auditing you.