The next woman addressing the court as Victim 190. We are at 190 victims now. It's one thing to digest this as a sanitized number, and something entirely different to see each of these women stand up, speak, shake, cry, and relive their pain. It is nothing short of staggering.
— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) January 23, 2018
- After days of disturbing victim impact statements, the court trying former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar heard from his 190th victim. Three USA Gymnastics officials resigned yesterday. His sentencing is expected tomorrow. Sarah Ditum writes:
“What women are scared of is that their bodies will be used against them. And this is a rational thing to be scared of, because women’s bodies are constantly being used against us.”
- Meet the women who’ve been cleaning and cooking for years for the US Senators who are preparing to deport them.
- After the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, Pakistani women are sharing their own experiences of sexual abuse and challenging the notion that the shame rests with the victim.
- Parents are keeping their daughters home from school in protest after a Merseyside school removed the wall from in front of the bathroom stalls, leaving them in open view of the hallway and a CCTV camera.
- Legendary fiction and fantasy novelist, Ursula K. Le Guin, died at her home in Portland, Oregon, on Monday. Her writing has been translated into over 40 languages over the last 50 years. She was 88.
- Naomi Parker Fraley, the “real Rosie the Riviter,” died on Saturday at 96.