What’s Current: Ireland votes in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

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

  • Ireland overturns abortion ban, with 66.4 per cent voting to repeal the Eighth Amendment and 33.6 per cent opposing the measure.
  • Annabella Sciorra, one of the many actresses who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, says she “got no relief” seeing her rapist “walk into court.” On Twitter, she writes:

“If there was truly ’equal justice under the law’, Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet.”

  • Swedish victims of forced marriage or female genital mutilation are being told to hide spoons in their underwear to set off airport metal detectors.
  • A Toronto teacher from Edgewood Public School has been arrested for allegedly assaulting eight girls between September 2017 and May 2018.
  • Young women still feel anxiety about out-earning their male partners.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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