What’s Current: Iranian woman facing charges of ‘appearing in public without a hijab’ dies after setting herself on fire

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  • A woman in Iran died from self-inflicted injuries after being arrested for “improperly wearing a hijab” while attempting to attend a public sports event. The football fan, Sahar Khodayari, set herself on fire outside of the court building following her sentencing.
  • Forbes Magazine faces criticism after publishing a list of the 100 most influential CEO creatives, consisting of 99 men and one woman.
  • A US high school swimmer was disqualified from a race she already won after a referee accused the swimmer of intentionally attempting to draw sexual attention, ruling that her school-issued swimsuit was “immodest.” 
  • A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to attacking 16 women who reported that the deputy groped, hugged, or tried to kiss them while on the job.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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