What’s Current: 18 johns arrested and charged in Nova Scotia

  • Eighteen johns have been arrested in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The police have released the names of the men — who range in age from 26 to 85 — who have been charged with the criminal offense of Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration.
  • The Scottish government has stepped in to make up the funding shortfall at Glasgow Rape Crisis. Earlier this week the centre announced they would have to make cuts to services after being denied a grant due to their exclusive focus on women and girls.
  • A New Zealand man, whose name authorities are not releasing, has pleaded guilty to putting cameras in shampoo bottles at his guest house, filming 34 women while they showered, and posting the videos to porn sites.
  • It’s Prisoners’ Justice Day in Canada. Lisa Neve, an Indigenous woman who was labeled a dangerous offender and sentenced to an indefinite prison term in 1994, is speaking publicly for the first time since her sentence was overturned in 1999.
  • Radio host Leanard Lopate, who was fired from his job at WNYC after an investigation into complaints of  sexual harassment, has been given a new job hosting a show on WBAI — a “progressive” radio station.
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.