What’s Current: Indigenous women camp outside presidential palace in Ecuador in protest of extractive industries

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

  • In Ecuador, Indigenous Women are protesting President Lenin Moreno’s failure to consult them on decisions made on mining and oil extraction, causing environmental damage in their region.
  • Calgary rapist Drayton Dwayne Preston posted photos and videos of his assault on a 17-year-old girl on Facebook. Preston has been given a 26-month sentence and will be on the sex offender registry for the next 20 years.
  • Republican candidate Leslie Gibson calls Emma Gonzalez, a high school student who survived the mass shooting in Florida and consequently became a gun-control advocate, a “skinhead lesbian” on Twitter.
  • For the first time, Multnomah County has accepted a candidate filing for Precinct Committeeperson who identifies as neither male nor female, but “nonbinary.’’
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Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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