What’s Current: New Swedish rape law requires men to have explicit consent before sex

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New Swedish law shifts the burden of proof from victims of rape to the accused, requiring people to get explicit consent before sex.

Microsoft removes “forced arbitration” policy on sexual assault, which previously barred employees from incidents of harassment and assault to court.

The CRA has issued a personal apology to several single mothers, who went to the press over battles for child benefits.

Ex-RCMP inspector Tim Shields was found not guilty of sexual assault, with the judge citing the same old discredited reasons for not believing the victim.

Project Respect — the only abolitionist, feminist organization that provides front-line support for women exiting prostitution in Australia — was vandalized by sex industry lobbyists on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

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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