What’s Current: Man forces women in Catholic Supply store to strip, shoots one dead

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  • On Tuesday, a man entered a Catholic Supply store, ordered all of the women inside to strip at gunpoint, sexually assaulted several of them, then shot one of them in the head. St. Louis County police are searching for a man described as 5-foot-7 with a heavy build.
  • Victoria’s Secret CEO Jan Singer has resigned after CMO Ed Razek told Vogue magazine he did not think the lingerie company feature “transsexuals” in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, creating controversy online.
  • Feminist activist and founder of Transgender Trend, Stephanie Davies-Arai, has been shortlisted for this year’s John Maddox Prize, a joint initiative of the charity Sense About Science and the science journal Nature, which “recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.”
  • A federal judge has blocked the Mississippi Gestational Age Act (HB1510), which would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks, saying it is “unequivocally” a violation of women’s constitutional rights.
  • Hadley Freedman asks why women get all the blame for supporting Trump, while his male supporters are let off the hook.
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  • It may be a combination, actually. A man has issues with the religion, but of course he cannot attack his peers (male priests, male monks, etc). So he goes on and unleashes his hatred on the target he is accustomed to: on women.

    Same as Hindu nationalists: when they want to express their hatred towards catholicism, they gang rape nuns. Because, well, whom to attack if not women?..