What’s Current: Al Franken announces resignation from Senate in wake of sexual harassment allegations

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  • Sen. Al Franken has announced his resignation from the US Senate following yesterday’s eighth accusation of sexual harassment against him, which prompted a wave of calls from his Democratic colleagues for him to step down.
  • Dylan Farrow: Why is Woody Allen getting a pass from the #MeToo movement?
  • Medical rights campaigner, Chrissy Brajcic, is the first known victim of fatal complications arising from a vaginal mesh implant — a device whose growing record of painful and dangerous side effects has been dismissed by doctors with accusations of “hysteria.”
  • Tarana Burke, the Black woman who started the Me Too movement in 2006, was left off the cover of the TIME issue about #MeToo.
  • Adult film actor August Ames, 23, of Nova Scotia, was found dead days after she came under public criticism for refusing to shoot scenes with an actor from gay adult films, allegedly in relation to more lax health testing practices. The cause of death has not been determined, though many suspect it was suicide.
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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