What’s Current: Former porn performer Mia Khalifa says industry contracts ‘prey on vulnerable girls’

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

  • Former adult film star Mia Khalifa reveals in an interview that she was paid just $12,000 over her three month career, not receiving “a penny again” despite remaining ranked No. 2 on PornHub and amassing 784 million views.
  • Players of Sweden’s national women’s hockey team are boycotting an upcoming training camp ahead of the Five Nations tournament over an ongoing equal pay dispute.
  • Millions of low-income women could lose access to birth control and other reproductive health services when a Trump administration rule that bans funding for clinics that make abortion referrals goes into effect on Monday.
  • Two women allege the Church of Scientology stalked and threatened them after they accused actor and church member Danny Masterson of sexual assault.
  • Sheila Jeffreys will present three talks in South Korea on her book “Gender Hurts,” as part of the “Smash Gender: Toward the Abolition of Gender” Yeolda Books lecture series. The talks will be held in Busan on October 3, Gwangju on October 6, and Seoul on October 9. All three lectures begin at 2 p.m. For queries, email: yeolda0517@protonmail.com.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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