What’s Current: Feminists protest Pornhub’s New York pop-up shop

  • In New York, feminists protested the opening of a Pornhub pop-up shop in SoHo.
  • A teenage boy pleads guilty to the sexual assault and first-degree murder of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson on the Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba.
  • In Australia, the Victoria Police announce they will be dramatically changing their approach to domestic violence investigations to treat “family violence perpetrators” as seriously as those who commit crimes like terrorism and murder.
  • A new study has found that there is a 20 per cent higher risk of developing breast cancer associated for women who use hormonal contraceptives, and the risk increases the longer they use them.
  • In the U.S., black women are 300 per cent more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than white women.
  • Apple and Amazon are under fire for Siri and Alexa’s “programmed passivity” to sexual harassment.
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.