What’s Current: 50 women sue tech company Salesforce for facilitating sex trafficking

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  • Fifty women accuse the Salesforce of “facilitating” Backpage’s database that allowed pimps to profit from sex trafficking, while the company sought publicity for anti-trafficking work.
  • A man was arrested in an Indiana Walmart after sexually assaulting a woman in the restroom, and then using a computer in the electronics department to research transgender restroom policies.
  • Life expectancy for women living in England’s poorest regions falls by 100 days while life expectancy for women in weather regions has increased by 84 days.
  • Loujain al-Hathloul, a Saudi women’s rights activist and graduate of the University of British Columbia, detained since last year in Saudi Arabia, was indicted on charges relating to communicating with foreign diplomats and journalists.
  • Mexican women in media join the #MeToo movement, reporting that 73 per cent have been sexually harassed at work, in a country where nine women a day are murdered and a fifth have been subjected to sexual violence.
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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