What’s Current: Fashion and beauty brands have some of Britain’s worst gender pay gaps

  • New data shows fashion and beauty brands have some of the worst gender pay gaps in Britain. Some of the worst offenders are: Victoria’s Secret, Benefit Cosmetics, Burberry, Karen Millen, and Condé Nast (which publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, and GQ).
  • Men in STEM overestimate their own intelligence and underestimate the abilities of their female colleagues. Women, on the other hand, only underestimate themselves, according to a new study.
  • With intimidation outside of abortion clinics on the rise, Alberta has introduced legislation to keep protesters at least 50 metres away. The proposed legislation will also prohibit taking pictures and video of women entering or leaving clinics.
  • The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding community hearings in Vancouver this week. Live streams are available here.
  • The number of landlords asking women for sex in exchange for housing is increasing in the UK, particularly in University towns. Campaigners say there have been no arrests or prosecutions for this illegal, exploitive practice and are frustrated by law-enforcement’s hands-off approach.
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.