What’s Current: Irish women tweet #ThisIsNotConsent after a young woman’s underwear was used to acquit a man of rape

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  • Irish women are using pictures of their underwear and the hashtag, #ThisIsNotConsent, in protest after teen girl’s choice of underwear was used as evidence to acquit a man of rape. The defence lawyer told the jury, “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front,” and suggested this meant the victim was “open to meeting someone and being with someone.”
  • Ireland announces a plan to fight sex inequality in higher education by setting aside 45 professorships that only women can apply for.
  • Four men beat up two Korean women last night in Seoul because they assumed the women were feminists on account of their short hair.
  • While the pay gap is narrowing, Australian women still face an average salary deficit of $25,717 per year, as compared to their male colleagues.
  • Some of New York City’s worst landlords appear to be using their properties to help pimps and traffickers hide brothels and evade law enforcement.
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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