What’s Current: Peter Madsen found guilty of killing Kim Wall; sentenced to life in prison

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

Peter Madsen
  • Peter Madsen has been found guilty of the mutilation, torture, and murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, and sentenced to life in prison. The Danish inventor was a prolific user of snuff pornography and consumed it directly before her murder.
  • An ex-cop has been arrested in connection with the Golden State killings between 1976 and 1986. The FBI believes the man is responsible for more than 45 rapes and 12 homicides.
  • Trial by Monkeywood Theatre explores the topic of life after an unsuccessful rape trial, using stories of real survivors.
  • Cabinet Minister Liz Truss is under fire from trans activists after supporting Mumsnet for letting its users “question the tenets” of transgenderism.
  • The royal family has a third child on the public dime in the same year legislation was implemented preventing families from claiming tax benefits for more than two children.
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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