What’s Current: Judge rules violent group sex was consensual, not gang rape

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  • A Calgary Justice found two young men accused of gang rape not guilty of sexual assault for group sex with the 17-year-old complainant and a juvenile male, who pleaded guilty to sexual assault. The minor’s youth court Judge who viewed the same evidence said, “In my opinion, there is not one part of either video that shows any scintilla of consent.”
  • A Minnesota man who threw a 5-year-old child off a balcony at the Mall of America, claimed he was furious that women repeatedly rejected him.
  • UK feminist organization, Level Up, won its campaign to reform reporting guidelines on domestic violence, discouraging the media from sensationalizing crimes or absolving the perpetrator.
  • Aretha Franklin has become the first woman to earn a Pulitzer Prize special award and citation for her contributions to American music and culture.
  • A jury in Vancouver, BC, heard the Crown’s opening arguments in the trial of Andrew Berry, a Vancouver Island father who stabbed his young daughters before attempting to kill himself, on Christmas Day, 2017.
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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