What’s Current: Two women whipped in Malaysian court as punishment for lesbian relationship

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

  • Two Malaysian women were fined and publicly whipped with a rattan cane in the Terengganu sharia high court after being found guilty of the crime of “sexual relations between women.”
  • Phillippines President Rodrigo Duterte blames high rates of rape in Davao City on the beauty of local women, rather than on rapists.
  • Scottish women’s organizations are concerned that a PR campaign and crowdfunding effort to defend Alex Salmond, a prominent politician, from sexual harassment allegations, may have a chilling effect on future reporting by victims.
  • An anti-trafficking advocate in Waterloo says that girls as young as 12 are being recruited and trafficked into prostitution in the region, often by older men posing as boyfriends.
  • John Chow, a wealthy brothel owner and property developer, is considering running for mayor of Auckland.
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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