What’s Current: Rapist who celebrated his 17th birthday with ‘animalistic’ rape sentenced to life

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

  • Charlie Pearce has been sentenced to a life term for marking the occasion of his 17th birthday by seeking out a woman to rape with what the presiding Justice called “animalistic savagery.”
  • Expert witness Cherry Smiley testifies in an Ontario court that decriminalizing pimping would harm Indigenous women.
  • Male Hollywood directors have a long history of sexualizing girls in movie plots and it’s time to put an end to the practice.
  • Five ways the new Black Panther movie is a positive milestone for onscreen portrayals of black women.
  • The New Yorker investigation into the latest Trump affair with a Playboy model reveals an elaborate system of silencing women.
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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