What’s Current: Chris Brown under investigation for aggravated rape in Paris

  • Singer Chris Brown was taken into police custody in Paris after a woman reported that Brown raped her in his hotel room last week. He was held on suspicion of aggravated rape, as well as drug offences. He has since been released.
  • Survey data shows that young women in the UK are avoiding cervical smear tests out of fear or embarrassment. Rates of women getting regular screenings are at their lowest in two decades.
  • A 27-year-old Utah man has been arrested and charged with terrorism and a parole violation for threatening to shoot “as many girls as I see.”
  • At The NationMin-ha T. Pham writes about how fashion media has largely ignored massive garment worker protests in Bangladesh. 50,000 female workers have been demonstrating in Dhaka for two weeks.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.