What’s Current: Autistic woman in care diagnosed with HIV; family suspects she was raped

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

  • An autistic UK woman in her 50s who has been in care since she was a child and lacks the capacity to consent has been diagnosed with HIV, leading her family to suspect that she was raped by a night shift worker.
  • A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stalking women online, threatening them, posting their contact information to porn sites, and adding pictures of their faces to pornographic images.
  • A survey by the US Centers for Disease Control indicates that close to two per cent of US high school students identify as transgender.
  • Criminologists warn that “incels” pose a serious threat to Canadians.
  • Human rights activists continue to advocate for pressure to be brought against the Saudi government’s imprisonment and torture of feminist activists like Loujain al-Hathloul, well known for campaigning for women’s right to drive.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

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

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