What’s Current: Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice amid protests

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

  • Over the weekend, the US Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Fourteen protesters who demonstrated in the Senate Gallery were removed and arrested, another 150 were arrested outside. Kavanaugh was sworn in on Saturday evening. Meanwhile, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is still receiving death threats and unable to return home.
  • Julie Bindel writes that the Canada’s Nation Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls is ignoring the voices of native women’s groups and failing to focus on men’s violence.
  • Thirty-six Indian girls have been treated in hospital after being attacked by a large crowd of boys. The girls, aged between 10 and 14 were swarmed and beaten after they resisted sexual advances and objected to sexist comments from the boys.
  • A 24-year-old woman, Zeinab Sekaanvand, has been executed in Iran. She was sent to prison in 2012 after being convicted of murdering her husband, an older man whose abuse she had reported to the police on several occasions.
  • As concern continues to rise over increased numbers of minors seeking body modification for gender dysphoria, Dr. Kenneth Zucker has received a settlement and an apology over his firing from Toronto’s CAMH clinic. Welsh GP Helen Webberly has been convicted of operating an illegal online gender service where she prescribed cross-sex hormones to children as young as 12.
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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  • unfashionable

    Could be you’re right that the woman arrested wasn’t a perp’s mother. But are you really calling me out for my anger against an adult woman who beats little girls because they resisted little boy rapists? I’m not seeing her as a victim here, or as without any choice. I suppose I do assign a special kind of blame to what looks like unforced treachery, based on the report.

  • Hanakai

    Well, it is not that it does not work, it is just significantly less effective. Here is some more info and workarounds. But that is the deal, women need to get well-educated on emergency contraception, early medical abortion, education on rape and sexual assault, educating teens on the importance of dealing with unwanted pregnancy asap to avoid later medical or surgical abortion. The amount of ignorance about sex and pregnancy and STDs among the young, and even among adults, is astonishing. The USA has this weird prudishness where adults in many places try to keep sex education out of the schools, preferring ignorance and religious claptrap to knowledge, all to the detriment of girls and women.