What’s Current: New York grand jury indicts Weinstein on rape charge

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  • Harvey Weinstein has been indicted for rape by a New York grand jury.
  • Police file another sexual assault charge against Bassam Al-Rawi, the Nova Scotia taxi driver awaiting retrial for sexual assault. The victim of the 2012 incident reported it to police, who chose not to pursue it at the time.
  • Feminist lesbian YouTuber Magdalen Berns is violently attacked by a stranger in the street.
  • American Justice department cuts funding for trafficking victims to have prostitution charges expunged.
  • Uber has installed a panic button feature to address sexual assaults by drivers.
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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  • お茶

    Noo poor Magdalen 🙁

  • FierceMild

    I’m so glad Magdalen Berns is okay. I hope the kind brave man who put himself in danger to help her is recovering.

  • Tobysgirl

    Many thanks, and it’s worth it just to read Gender Industrial Complex!