What’s Current: Hundreds arrested in DC after women-led immigration protest

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

  • Hundreds of people — mostly women — demonstrated inside a Senate office building in opposition to the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant families. Nearly 600 people have now been arrested.
  • RCMP confirm that the remains of Gloria Gladue, who was last seen in Alberta in 2015, have been found in Manitoba. Grant Arthur Sneesby, a 68-year-old man has been arrested and charged with her murder.
  • A Georgia jury has awarded Hope Cheston, who was raped by a security guard at an apartment complex when she was 14-years-old, $1 billion in damages. A judge had already ruled that the company that employed Brandon Lamar Zachary was liable for his actions, the jury was brought in to decide the amount of the settlement.
  • RateMyProfessors.com will no longer allow students to rate professors according to “hotness” after professors point out that it’s “blatantly sexist.”
  • Scottish MP Danielle Rowley announces she on her period, tells parliament how much it’s cost her this month during a debate on period poverty in the UK.
Lisa Steacy
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.

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