What’s Current: Noura Hussein to be executed for stabbing her husband while he tried to rape her

Photograph: Instagram/Ahmed M’ayyed
  • Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman, has been sentenced to death for stabbing her husband, who she was forcibly married to. Within a week of being sent to live with the man, Hussein was held down by his relatives while he raped her. When her husband tried to rape her again the next day, she stabbed him and he died from his injuries. Hussein’s legal team has 15 days to appeal the decision.
  • Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly’s music from it’s playlists. Kelly is the first artist whose music has been cut from the streaming service’s playlists due to a new “Hate Content and Hateful Conduct Policy.” The music will still be available, but users will have to seek it out.
  • Bigue Ndao was stabbed to death in her home in Edmonton on Monday. Ahamdo Bubba Mbaye, her estranged partner and the father of her children, has now been charged.
  • Female students are occupying about a dozen universities in Chile to protest discrimination, harassment and sexist violence on campus.
  • A new study documents the experiences of women working in an open office designed by men:

“The researchers found that many women became hyper-aware of being constantly watched and their appearance constantly evaluated; multiple women told them that ‘there isn’t anywhere that you don’t feel watched.’ Of the men Hirst interviewed, there was no evidence they felt similarly or changed their actions as a result of the lack of privacy.”

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.