What’s Current: Police investigating bomb threat against A Woman’s Place meeting

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round up.

  • Police have confirmed they are working with the organizers of an event in Hastings after a bomb threat was made on social media. The event, organized by the campaign group “A Woman’s Place,” in order to discuss proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act, went on as planned.
  • Defence lawyer Krysia Przepiorka has been admonished by a Calgary judge after asking a young woman why she didn’t clench her legs together to prevent her father from raping her.
  • DeeAnn Fitzpatrick says a decade of bullying at Marine Scotland’s Scrabster office, including being taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues, left her “broken,” and “morally and mentally destroyed.” Her case was recently heard at an employment tribunal, which has yet to give its ruling.
  • Colombian reporter Julieth Gonzalez Theran was sexually assaulted while reporting on the World Cup in Russia. As she went live on television, a man ran up and grabbed Gonzalez Theran’s breast, kissed her on the cheek, and took off.
Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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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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