What’s Current: Five Indian anti-trafficking activists abducted and raped

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  • No arrests have yet been made in a case where five Indian women engaged in a street play as part of their anti-trafficking activism were abducted, taken to a wooded area, and raped by several men.
  • A rapist who was expelled from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he sexually terrorized around a dozen women, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
  • Men in the US, Canada, and the UK are the world’s leading consumers of filmed child abuse content.
  • A high court in the UK has backed the government’s decision not to issue gender-neutral passports.
  • Kimberly Mull, a survivor of child trafficking, details her objections to having pimp Dennis Hof as a candidate for the Nevada state assembly, or a seated official in that body:

“This man who requires women who work in the brothels to sleep with him for free and his friends for free or minimal pay in order to get his approval is going to serve as a community role model? The one who has been accused by multiple women of rape, proudly sells virginities and boasts about sleeping with 18-year olds on their birthdays is going to have a vote on what protections victims of sexual assault have in this state? What 17-year old who hasn’t been exploited, coerced or traumatized in her young life willfully chooses to have sex with an old man on her 18th birthday?”

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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