What’s Current: Men distributing UN food and aid accused of sexually exploiting Syrian women

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

  • Local men distributing UN food and development aid in Syria are allegedly forcing women without male guardians to submit to sex in exchange for goods, and some Syrian women have stopped going to distribution centers for fear of damage to their reputations.
  • An Iowa woman was jailed for contempt of court and forced to write a letter of apology after an outburst during the sentencing of a man who sexually abused his granddaughter for years but received only probation and a suspended sentence.
  • Kate Weatherly, a trans-identified male formerly known as Anton Weatherly, won the New Zealand women’s downhill mountain biking competition after last competing in the men’s division.
  • After talks for a sale fall through, the Weinstein Company will file for bankruptcy.
  • Police in Nova Scotia say the sex trafficking of women and girls is a hidden epidemic.
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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