What’s Current: Thousands of priests and clergy accused of sex abuse continue to counsel children

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

  • An Associated Press investigation finds that about 1,700 clergy members that the Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are teaching and counselling young children with little to no supervision from authorities.
  • The first all-female spacewalk is set for October 21, six months after a spacesuit sizing issue caused NASA to cancel the initially planned event.
  • A government survey found that over one third of working Japanese women with mental health issues say their suffering is caused by workplace harassment.
  • New Zealand experts warn that children act out sex scenes after viewing violent and misogynistic porn and teenage boys experience “distressing” thoughts about hurting girls 
  • A drunken airline passenger is sentenced to 30 days in a Nova Scotia jail for what a judge calls a “vile infliction of sexualized verbal and physical violence” against female flight crew.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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