What’s Current: University to pay $215 million after hundreds of women accuse former campus gynecologist of sexual abuse

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  • The University of Southern California has agreed to pay $215 million to patients treated by George Tyndall, a former campus gynecologist accused of sexual abuse. This announcement came the day after 93 women filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging it ignored their complaints.
  • Over the past week, Canada’s National MMIWG Inquiry heard testimony about the sexual exploitation and prostitution of Indigenous women.
  • In the UK, a survivor of domestic abuse has been hounded out of her role within the Liberal Democrats and removed due to advocating for female-only spaces in women’s refuges.
  • Police officers in the U.S. were charged with hundreds of rapes during a nine year period, according to research from Bowling Green State University. The study reveals that from 2005 to 2013, police officers were charged with forcible rape 405 times, averaging out to 45 per year.
  • A mob of are conservative protesters are preventing women from entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples, despite an Indian Supreme Court ruling allowing women to do so. The Sabrimala Temple has historically been closed to women of “menstruating age.”
  • Afghanistan’s parliamentary election is seeing a record 417 women running for the 250 available seats, despite recent Taliban attacks.
Meghan McCarty

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