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 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.