What’s Current: Witches plan public hexing of Brett Kavanaugh in Brooklyn

  • A group of witches are inviting people to a bookstore in Brooklyn on October 20th to participate in a public hexing of Brett Kavanaugh. The event description explains:

“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh and upon all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them. We will be embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.”

  • Under the leadership of Doug Ford, the Ontario conservatives are disbanding an expert panel to end violence against women, which was established by the previous provincial government to advise on policy.
  • India is considering revising laws on sexual harassment in light of women speaking out against abuse in recent weeks. The government is currently weighing different proposals to tackle workplace harassment after women’s rights groups complained that existing laws are inadequate.
  • The Women’s March is being targeted in an elaborate Facebook scam. Networks of Facebook pages that appear to be run by local Women’s March organizers are actually being run from Bangladesh. They are promoting the wrong date for the 2019 Women’s March.
  • An investigation published by the British Medical Journal shows that medical professionals who tested vaginal mesh implants were paid millions by Johnson & Johnson to “come up with even better test results,” leading surgeons to quickly adopt the questionable procedure. Vaginal mesh implants have been revealed to have caused chronic pain, infection, painful sex, and genital tearing in thousands of women.
Meghan McCarty

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