What’s Current: Argentina lawmakers are debating a bill that would decriminalize abortion

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

  • Today, the Chamber of Deputies, Argentina’s lower house of Congress, began debating whether to allow abortions for women within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Led by Ni Una Menos, (Not One Less), a movement that began as a protest against femicide, women’s protests and abortion stories have shifted public opinion.
  • Author Steven Galloway has been awarded $167,000 in damages after being fired from his position as head of UBC’s creative writing program following accusations of sexual misconduct.
  • Denis Hof, pimp and owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch and several other brothels, is running as a Republican nominee for a Nevada state Assembly seat.
  • Deteriorating economic conditions combined with unaffordable or inaccessible birth control is driving Venezuelan women to extreme birth control measures, including irreversible sterilization and risky illegal abortions.
  • Two male high school students who identify as transgender won first and second place in the 100 meter dash at the state championships for girls track and field.
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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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