What’s Current: Over three hundred arrested in Washington at protest opposing Kavanaugh confirmation

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

  • Demonstrators protesting the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh gathered outside the Hart Senate Office Building today. Reports say police more than 300 protesters.
  • After 18 years of menstrual products being taxed as a luxury, federal and state governments in Australia agree to remove the levy.
  • In a video on behalf of female rape survivors that addressed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, women say that sex-segregated spaces are required in order to ensure the physical and mental safety of female survivors.
  • A 43-year old man from Mandeville, Louisiana “zipped up his genitals into his fly” after flashing a female jogger on Tuesday morning. The woman said he fell over, clutching his groin and calling for help:

“At first I thought he was faking it, but when I got closer I could see blood and parts of his testicles on the outside of the zipper. I was tempted to leave him there but I did call paramedics in case he bled out.”

Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.

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