What’s Current: Perpetrator of Toronto van attack connected to misogynist ‘Incel’ group

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

  • After mowing down a number of pedestrians on Yonge Street, Alek Minassian, 25, has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. A Facebook post confirmed to have been posted on the man’s profile reads: “The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”
  • Lucy Griffin, a consultant psychiatrist at Bristol Royal Infirmary, warns that the long-term effects of drugs designed to delay puberty, prescribed to so-called “trans kids,” are linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, and permanent infertility.
  • Elizabeth Sheehy and Isabel Grant argue that Canada’s Bill C-75, introduced last month, which proposes changes to the criminal law response to domestic violence, will do too little, too late:

“What women urgently need are resources, such as safe housing, social welfare and legal advice to escape violence and navigate the criminal justice system. They need the family court and child protection systems to ‘see’ the violence and coercive control that places them at risk And they need the police to respond effectively to keep violent men away from them.”

Meghan Murphy
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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