What’s Current: Meghan Murphy suspended from Twitter after referring to male as ‘he’

  • Meghan Murphy, founder of Feminist Current, has been permanently suspended from Twitter for “violating rules against hateful conduct,” referencing a tweet in which Murphy refers to a male as “him.” Online, people are tweeting in support under #FreeMeghan, #IStandWithMeghanMurphy, and #MeghanMurphy. Sign the petition to have her reinstated at Change.org.
  • Thousands of people demonstrated around the world on Sunday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Police intervened with tear gas at a rally in Istanbul.
  • A global investigation on breast implants reveals serious safety concerns, including issues with ways implants are approved for clinical use, and ffailures to track the long term effects of the surgery.
  • A new report shows that, worldwide, about 137 women are murdered every day by men who they know. Fifty eight per cent of women killed in 2017 were killed by partners or family members.  
Meghan McCarty

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