— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) October 8, 2018
- 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.