What’s Current: Mother of girls killed by father on Christmas warned court her ex had threatened to ‘blow up the house’

  • The two sisters (four and six years old) identified as victims in a Christmas Day homicide in B.C. were the subject of a custody dispute. CTV News reports that their mother, Sarah Cotton, had “expressed many concerns about Andrew Berry’s parenting and told the court through her lawyer that he once threatened to ‘blow up the house.'”
  • One of Italy’s most famous museums — the Uffizi in Florence — has kicked off a series of exhibitions honouring female artists.
  • Women report rampant sexual assault and harassment from male passengers on commercial flights.
  • Newly released documentary, I Tonya, depicts ’90s figure skating athlete Tonya Harding not as a cheat, but as a victim of sexist stereotyping.
  • British racing driver Lewis Hamilton apologizes after chastising his young nephew publicly, on social media, for wearing a dress.
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.