What’s Current: Novelist Junot Díaz accused of misogynist behaviour and sexual harassment

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  • Women in the literary world have started to surface allegations of sexual harassment and misogynist behaviour by novelist Junot Díaz, while Mary Karr, a memoirist and poet, reminds us that her former partner and deceased novelist, David Foster Wallace, was known to have violently abused her and it only added to his fame.
  • Cara Creaby, an officer with the Metropolitan Police in London, UK, is suing for £200,000 in damages for suffering PTSD after having to watch over 100 child rape videos without proper support in the course of her work.
  • Vancouver Rape Relief has releases statement about the de-platforming and smearing of activist Yuly Chan from a panel scheduled as a part of the Vancouver Crossroads conference:

“We, as long-time feminist organizers in Vancouver, understand these attacks for what they are; the silencing of feminists”

  • A Montreal massage therapist has filed a complaint with police over an officer’s dismissive attitude when she first tried to file a police report regarding a client masturbating in front of her after a session. She says the officer told her:

“There’s a lot of weirdos out there… I’m saying, be prepared to have weirdos. You will have weirdos. That’s the nature of the business. Unfortunately, that’s what happens. I just don’t want you to get emotional because you have weirdos out there.”

  • Indian police have arrested 14 men suspected of aiding in abducting and burning a 16-year-old girl to death while her family was away, following her family pursuing punishment against two of the men for raping her.
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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