What’s Current: Warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA issued in rape investigation

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

  • Las Vegas police have issued a warrant for soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA as part of an investigation into allegations that he raped a woman in 2009.
  • After a fake nude photo of her was published, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke out against conservative media, condemning them for the mistreatment and scrutiny of women in leadership.
  • In Nepal, a woman and her two children were found dead due to suffocation after they were forced to sleep in a windowless shed for chhaupadi, a practice where women are banished to “period huts” because they are considered impure while menstruating.
  • The co-founder of the South Korea’s largest pornography website has been jailed for four years for “the distribution of obscene material.”
  • A robotic sex toy geared towards women had its CES Innovation Award revoked after judges claimed it “does not fit into any of our existing product categories.” 
Meghan McCarty

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

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