What’s Current: The US Academy of Motion Pictures expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

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

  • The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that awards the Oscars, has expelled Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.
  • A Texas man has been jailed and charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Tracie Zuniga, whom he stabbed repeatedly in her driveway in front of her neighbors.
  • The documentary, Roll Red Roll, looks at the community rush to blame the victim and protect the perpetrators in the Steubenville rape case.
  • Trans Media Watch has written the UK parliament to say that they want the term “trans-identified male,” or any instance of referring to trans-identified males as men, to be recognized as hate speech.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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  • Zoë Lafantaisie

    WOW! It’s quite the day! Thanks Natasha 🙂

  • Elara

    Although this is a good thing, what does it help expelling those two dudes who were basically done for anyway? The Academy keeps giving rapists nominations and awards as of 2018 so no, far from satisfied. This is just them trying to make it seem like they know how to roll up their sleeves and do something about it.

    And lol at “trans identified male” being hate speech!

  • therealcie

    I’d like the U.K. Parliament (and everyone else) to recognize the term TERF as hate speech. This term gets women beaten and killed. I’m still waiting for those using this term to tell me why there is no equivalent term for males they deem transphobic. I know the answer, but I want to hear their reasoning.