What’s Current: Sex doll brothel license revoked; will no longer open in North York plaza

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

  • A sex doll brothel was scheduled to open in Toronto next week, but the lease on the location has been revoked.
  • Lisa Marie Velasquez, whose mother was murdered by an abusive male partner when she was 12-years-old, was murdered when responding to a call for help from a friend being battered by her boyfriend. The boyfriend beat Velasquez to death, and threatened to kill his partner and their child if she did not help him hide Vasquez’ body.
  • Rotherham councillor, Amy Brookes, has put forward a motion through the UK Labour women’s conference, asking that the party’s redefinition of the term “woman” be debated in the general conference.
  • A new study, reported in the Harvard Business Review, examines women’s reasons for adopting strategies of “intentional invisibility” in the workplace.
  • EuroNews interviews Masih Alinejad, founder of My Stealthy Freedom, about her campaign against Iran’s compulsory hijab laws: “Today, it is only the use of brute force that is keeping compulsory hijab in place.”
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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