What’s Current: South Korean feminists made it okay to have daughters again, reversing the country’s sex imbalance

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  • While neighbouring countries continue to suffer the effects of a demographic deficit of over 100 million “missing” women due to extreme son preferences, a generation of work by South Korea’s feminist activists has destigmatized having daughters to such a degree that the country now has what’s considered a natural ratio of male to female births.
  • A review of rape trials by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service has determined that most of the trials they reviewed fell apart because of procedural failures of the police to disclose evidence to the defendants’ counsel.
  • Sicilian police have arrested five Romanian men for running a human trafficking ring, exploiting Romanian men and women as farm workers in Italy’s agriculture industry, as well as trafficking the women for sex.
  • Students at a Montreal girls’ school are petitioning the administration to end a requirement that they wear bras, after a girl who wasn’t wearing one was asked to do so to avoid causing male teachers discomfort.
  • Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at the Edmonton prison, claiming fellow corrections officers openly discussed rape fantasies and exploitation of female coworkers. Transcripts reveal the men saying things like:

“Find someone more vulnerable. You know, with daddy issues, low self-esteem. You know, the women you like to target.”

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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