What’s Current: Salma Hayek says, for years, Harvey Weinstein was her ‘monster’

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round up.

  • Salma Hayek speaks out about Harvey Weinstein’s “Machiavellian rage” after she resisted sexual abuse.
  • Sexual assault charges against Mustafa Ururyar, the man accused of raping Mandi Gray, were dropped today, after he agreed to sign a peace bond, which bars him from contacting Gray for a year but does not involve an admission of guilt.
  • A domestic violence shelter in Juneau, Alaska, has decided to open its doors to “to people of all gender identities,” including men, in January.
  • Tanzanian officials release and pardon two child rapists while calling instead for “pregnant school girls” to be arrested.
  • The City of Halifax admits that female firefighters have faced systemic discrimination at work in a settlement. For years, women like Lianne Tessier have complained about demeaning and abusive behaviour from their male co-workers and superiors.
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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