What’s Current: Study shows older women do twice as much unpaid domestic work as men

  • A study finds that older women do twice as much unpaid work as men worldwide. Women over 60 spend an average of four hours per day doing domestic work.
  • Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is proposing new guidelines to Title IX that would change the way schools handle sexual misconduct. DeVos is receiving criticism, saying her department’s proposed changes to reporting guidelines will “make schools less safe” for survivors because they provide better protection to schools and the accused.
  • Alcohol-related deaths among women have increased 67 percent, according to research by the University of Washington.
  • Nearly 70 per cent of women in Tokyo support single sex train cars.
  • A waitress from Vancouver Island says she was drugged, taken to Esquimalt’s naval base, and sexually assaulted.
Meghan McCarty

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