What’s Current: Biggest women’s demonstration in South Korea’s history fights ‘spycam porn’

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  • In Seoul, South Korea, a demonstration of 22,000 women was organized to speak out against an epidemic of video voyeurism crimes, called molka, committed against women using public toilets, with the resulting “spycam porn” being uploaded to the internet. It was the largest women’s demonstration in the country’s history.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a ruling by an US immigrations appeal court that had allowed a domestic violence victim from El Salvador, where law enforcement does not protect women from abusive husbands, to claim asylum in the United States. The move is expected to set a precedent of refusal for all such claims.
  • Four in ten UK domestic violence refuges are likely to have to close in 2020 if women are no longer allowed to use housing benefits to reimburse providers.
  • The Liberal government passed a motion to repeal Canada’s prostitution laws, which decriminalize those who sell sex, and criminalize pimps, johns, and brothel owners. Protect the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA)!
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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