What’s Current: RCMP to investigate allegations that male workers doing hydro development in Manitoba sexually abused Indigenous women

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

  • The Manitoba government is asking the RCMP to investigate allegations that hydro development in northern Manitoba during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s led to sexual abuse of Indigenous women.
  • New guidelines have been proposed in England and Wales to ensure that women being held in police cells while menstruating have access to sanitary products and are treated with dignity.
  • Former police detective Jim Fisher has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for sexually exploiting a 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman.
  • A new study shows two thirds of young people seeking a sex change were diagnosed with serious mental health disorders before expressing the desire to transition.
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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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