What’s Current: US Olympic Committee demands USA Gymnastics board resign

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

  • Following the sentencing of former USA Gymnastics’ national medical coordinator, Larry Nassar, for serial sexual abuse of over 150 women and girls in his care, the US Olympic Committee has given the entire board of USA Gymnastics until January 31st to resign, or the organization will be decertified.
  • Steve Wynn, a Las Vegas casino owner and current finance chair of the Republican National Committee, paid a former employee $7.5 million to keep rape allegations secret.
  • Staffers on Parliament Hill say that sexual harassment is an open secret in the Canadian legislature.
  • Two of John Worboys’ victims have won a court order delaying the release of the black cab rapist, shortly after it was revealed that he’s been through a sex offender treatment program that appears to increase reoffending.
  • Most Canadians earning minimum wage are women. Could it be time to consider the feminist case for a Universal Basic Income?
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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