What’s Current: Woman births in jail cell after guards accuse her of ‘faking labour’

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  • Woman gives birth on the floor of her jail cell after guards accuse her of faking labour. The baby is in critical condition and may not survive.
  • Labour Party suspends the man who applied to the women-only shortlists based on self-identification.
  • Estranged husband charged this week with the 2002 murder of Terrie Anne Dauphinais of Calgary.
  • As Ireland prepares for a referendum on repealing the eighth amendment, this woman describes her experience travelling on her own dime to end a nonviable pregnancy.
  • The tea producers of Tetley and Britain’s Twinings are paying women in India as little as two dollars a day to work in sub-human conditions.
  • Ten women across nine U.S. cities have filed sexual harassment complaints against their employer, McDonalds.
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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