What’s Current: Feminist campaigners launch high court challenge to expunge records of those prostituted as teens

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • In London, a case has opened today to expunge the criminal records of women who got soliciting charges as sexually abused teens. “Sex workers rights” activists remained conspicuously absent from the courtroom.
  • Polish Parliament rejects a bill to make abortion more accessible, while sending another that would ban abortion of sick fetuses for more work by parliamentary commissions.
  • More former clients have come forward to accuse massage therapist David Kost of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce of sexual assault.
  • Former Today host Ann Curry confirms that the Matt Lauer harassment scandal was not an isolated incident and was indicative of a broader culture.
  • Cryptocurrency is a bros’ culture (and bros are getting rich).
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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