What’s Current: US Supreme Court nominee calls contraceptives ‘abortion-inducing drugs’

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

  • Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, referred to contraceptives as “abortion-inducing drugs” during his testimony in yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. This claim is not at all accurate.
  • Physicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell is donating her £2.3m Breakthrough Prize to support physics education for students who face sexist and racist bias.
  • Women are leading the secular, democratic revolution and resistance to Islamic State fighters in Rojava, in Northern Syria.
  • Abusive men are increasingly using smart devices to control, stalk, spy on, and intimidate women. The Globe and Mail reports that this takes place via “voice-activated home hubs through to connected cars, heating systems, fridges, door locks, and CCTV.”
  • Alexandra Waterbury, a 19-year-old dancer with the New York City Ballet, is suing the dance company and a former dancer, Chase Finlay, for creating an atmosphere rife with sexist and sexual degradation.
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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