What’s Current: UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee connects porn and street harassment

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  • The UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee has completed a nine month investigation into street harassment of women and girls. They concluded that it is both relentless and normalized, and made seven recommendations for how to tackle it, including looking into the harms of pornography and requiring universities to ban harassment on campuses.
  • Edmonton police plan to allow residents of the city to report sexual assault online, to try and make the process more accessible and less intimidating for victims.
  • Sussex police are concerned that tens of thousands of domestic violence victims in the UK are at risk because protection orders issued by civil courts aren’t always logged with local police or shared in a central database.
  • In a statement, Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles promises to investigate the death of Kira Johnson, a black woman who died of a hemorrhage following the birth of her second child. 11 Alive reports that “For every 13 white women who die during pregnancy or within one year of giving birth, there are 44 black women. More than half of all deaths have been deemed preventable by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
  • Australian plastic surgeons are using “soft-porn images” to market their services online.

 

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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