What’s Current: Sally Challen’s appeal of murder conviction in death of abusive husband begins

  • Today was the first day of the two-day hearing of Sally Challen’s appeal of her conviction for murder. She killed her husband after enduring years of domestic abuse and coercive control. A successful appeal could be a landmark for victims of domestic violence.
  • A report from London mayor Sadiq Khan’s office says that domestic abuse has increased by 63 per cent in the city over the last seven years.
  • The mostly female garment workers who produce clothes for Australian retailers in Bangladesh and Vietnam earn as little as 51 cents per hour, according to a new Oxfam report.
  • Arundhati Roy and Margaret Atwood have joined a group of writers and activists working with Afghan citizens to demand that women be included in the US peace talks with the Taliban.
  • Neuroscientist Gina Rippon’s new book, The Gendered Brain, critiques the state of investigation into sex differences in the brain, which she says is often biased, of poor quality, or misleading.
Natasha Chart

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