What’s Current:  Women Stand Up week of action planned January 26 to protest to protest silencing of women on social media

  • Women Stand Up week will be held from January 26 to February 2. A series of events, actions, and meetings are planned to protest the silencing of women on social media platforms.
  • Two women in India entered the Sabarimala temple, becoming the first women of menstruating age to enter after a centuries-long ban was overturned in September. Violent demonstrations against their entry ensued, with conservative right-wing protestors accusing the women of “desecrating” the temple.
  • Balkan women are sharing their #MeToo testimonies about experiencing painful gynecological procedures and abuse by medical staff while receiving treatment.
  • R. Kelly is threatening to sue Lifetime if they air their six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, in which alleged victims of his physical and sexual abuse come forward.
Meghan McCarty

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