What’s Current: Seven women accuse Dartmouth professors of sexual abuse; sue for $70 million

  • Seven women are suing Dartmouth College for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination they allege experiencing from three prominent male professors. The lawsuit says this behavior goes as far back as 2002 and accuses the Dartmouth administration of looking the other way.
  • The Guardian reports that female prisoners in England are not given access to proper medical care and are being forced to give birth in prison cells without a midwife present.
  • The World Bank is pulling $300 million in funding from Tanzania over a policy that expels girls who become pregnant from schools, not allowing them to continue education.
  • Saudi women are launching a protest against the abaya — a long-loose fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public — under the hashtag “inside-out-abaya.” Women are posting pictures of themselves wearing their abayas inside out in an act of defiance against state-imposed clothing regulations.
  • In the US, 506 cases of Indigenous women and girls missing or murdered in urban areas have been identified.
Meghan McCarty

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