What’s Current: Mexican woman convicted of homicide for miscarrying walks free

Dafne McPherson
  • A Mexican woman who was sentenced to 16 years in jail after miscarrying in a department store bathroom has walked free after a court overturned her homicide conviction.
  • Despite filing bankruptcy papers, proceedings against Matthew Schwabe, accused of hiding a camera in the women’s washroom at Mattick’s Red Barn Market in Saanich on Vancouver Island, then uploading photos to a Russian “revenge porn” website, will go forward. At least seven young women who were recorded while changing, using the toilet, or “fixing themselves up” in the Red Barn bathroom.
  • Feminists at this year’s Women’s Place UK debate called for rational discussion on gender and the law, making clear the importance of sex-specific laws and research, and highlighting dangers posed by reforms.
  • Amnesty reports reveal that Saudi women’s rights activists who have been detained are subject to routine sexual assault, electrocution, and flogging, among other torture methods.
Meghan McCarty

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