What’s Current: Ohio shooter kept a ‘rape list’ and was a member of a ‘pornogrind’ band

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  • Connor Betts, the man who shot nine people to death in Dayton, Ohio, including his own sister, was reported by former high school classmates to have been suspended from school for keeping lists of people he wanted to kill or rape, and had also spent years as a member of a “pornogrind” band that produced album covers and lyrics that celebrated raping and killing women.
  • A Michigan man has been sentenced to 60 weekend days in jail for poisoning his wife’s coffee, in apparent retaliation for her filing for divorce.
  • Following an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph revealing that “Lolita” pages and hashtags on social media sites were enabling men to groom young girls for sexual abuse, several social media platforms have announced that they’re blocking hashtags and search terms associated with the practice.
  • U.S. lawmakers argue that a new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development giving shelters the right to admit residents based on sex rather than gender identity is unconstitutional.
  • Yazidi women kidnapped and raped by Isis fighters are often forced by their Yazidi community to give up any children they had as a result if they want to return to life with other Yazidi.
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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