What’s Current: Police will not pursue charges against RCMP doctor accused of sexual assault by thirty women

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  • Toronto police say they have no grounds to lay charges against an RCMP doctor accused by 30 women of sexually assaulting them during mandatory medical exams. The CBC reports:

“‘I think it’s a lot of bullshit. I’m in shock,” said Vicki Gravelle, a 911 dispatcher for a regional police force in Ontario, no longer with the RCMP.

Gravelle and two others came forward to CBC News last month, detailing sexual assault allegations against former RCMP doctor John A. Macdougall, saying he inappropriately pinched nipples, conducted invasive vaginal exams without gloves, caressed their legs and pushed his pelvis against their naked backsides as they were told to bend forward during ‘spinal exams.'”

  • In France, six male journalists have been suspended from their jobs due to their involvement in a  secret Facebook group that organized persistent, online harassment of ethnic minority and female colleagues.
  • A Queens, NY, couple will be sentenced to up to 25 years for coercively prostituting a 21-year-old Massachusetts woman out of a Flushing hotel.
  • Now that a record 102 women have been elected to the U.S. federal legislature the office supply store for the US House of Representatives will finally stock menstrual products.
  • The FBI was warned about extremely violent and misogynistic statements made by Scott Beierle three months before he killed two women, injured five others, and fatally shot himself at a Florida yoga studio in November.
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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