What’s Current: 16-year-old South Sudanese girl sold off for marriage on Facebook

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • This month, a 16-year-old South Sudanese girl was sold off for marriage on Facebook. A businessman from South Sudan outbid four others, including a senior Sudanese government official.
  • Police have arrested 46-year-old Kevin Alexander Roberts, a Prince George truck driver accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. The Vancouver police believe there could be additional victims, who would have been between the ages of four to 18, at the time of the offences.
  • A federal judge has dismissed six charges of female genital mutilation against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, declaring the nation’s female genital mutilation law unconstitutional.
  • Former Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason, who spent nine months in prison for beating his then-wife, Aisha Fraser, in front of their children, is accused of stabbing her to death.
  • Marks and Spencer is under fire after a window display suggested men’s “must buy outfits” are suits, whereas women’s are “fancy little knickers.”
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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  • Meghan Murphy

    Yeah, I hate wearing that synthetic, lacy underwear.

  • Meghan Murphy

    We criticize prostitution here constantly. More than probably any other feminist site.

  • Cognitive Fungus Rock

    okay so FB allows foreign children to be sold into sexual slavery but trans people are off limits to discuss when stating facts against trans people’s opinions. I’m gay and I’m sick to death of trans bullshit. You’re trans – take a TRAIN to TRANSYLVANIA and leave the politics to the gay folks who love the same sex.