What’s Current: Victim of upskirting successfully campaigns to make the act a crime in England and Wales

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  • After Gina Martin became a victim of “upskirting” (when a man takes a photo or video of a woman’s underwear or genitals under clothing), she successfully campaigned to make the act a criminal offence in England and Wales. Offenders will now face up to two years in prison.
  • A man pleads guilty to threatening terrorism after he threatened to target women in a mass shooting because he couldn’t get a girlfriend. 
  • DNA evidence reveals a deceased Dutch doctor fathered at least 49 children by impregnating IVF patients with his own sperm instead of donors’.
  • Research shows that women in STEM fields face systematic bias on the basis of sex amid media and cultural encouragement.
  • A Canadian man is found guilty of manslaughter after beating his girlfriend, Lauren Darnell Quewezance, to death. Quewezance made six domestic violence complaints to police that resulted in two convictions prior to her death.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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