What’s Current: In response to #MeToo & #TimesUp, Canadian federal government funds review of 25,000 dropped rape cases

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  • The federal government commits to giving the RCMP $10 million to re-open “unfounded” cases of sexual assault.
  • New report shows that a sizeable portion of men feel “nothing at all” or “bored” when women talk about sexual harassment.
  • Portland State Students storm out of an event after a scientist states that males and females have physical differences.
  • Mother of child killed by negligent off-duty cop is arrested for “failure to properly secure the child’s carseat.”
  • While this is unlikely to touch women in poverty and working class women, the 2018 Canadian federal budget has made a few tweaks in women’s favour.
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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