What’s Current: New study reveals that ‘vaginal hygiene products’ are bad for vaginas

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

  • A new study reports that so-called “vaginal hygiene products” — like sanitizing gels, anti-itch creams, moisturizers, sprays and wipes — are not actually good for vaginas.
  • A statue of Dr. James Marion Sims, who did gynaecological experiments on enslaved women has been removed from Central Park
  • The New York Times reports on the profiteers who deliberately lure women into unnecessary surgery.
  • An eight-year-old girl was raped and strangled to death in the northern state of Utter Pradesh in  India. Nobel laureate and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi called the rape situation “a national emergency,” there are nearly 100,000 cases pending in the courts.
  • Men currently outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.

 

Lisa Steacy
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.

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