What’s Current: Ontario court rules man who refused to wear condom after agreeing to committed sexual assault

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • An Ontario court has ruled that a man who had unprotected sex after agreeing to wear a condom committed sexual assault. Ontario Superior Court Justice Nathalie Champagne determined that Anibal Rivera’s actions amounted to fraud and caused a significant risk of serious bodily harm.
  • Manslaughter charges against Marshae Jones, an Alabama woman who miscarried as a result of being shot in the stomach, have been dropped.
  • PinkNews has issued an apology after publishing a defamatory story about SNP MP Joanna Cherry, claiming she was being investigated for homophobia.
  • Amsterdam’s first female mayor plans to end “street window displays” in the red light district, saying, “I think a lot of the women who work there feel humiliated, laughed at…”
  • The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms will be representing three more of the BC estheticians who face complaints for “declining to perform waxing services for a trans-identifying individual who possesses male genitalia.”
Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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