What’s Current: Thousands of Iranian women attend football match for first time after decades-long ban

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

  • Iranian women attended a men’s World Cup match in Tehran after being allowed to enter the stadium for the first time in decades. The change followed the death of a woman who set herself on fire after being arrested for entering a game.
  • A murder investigation is launched after an SD card with files depicting a woman being assaulted and killed by a South African man was found lying on a street in Anchorage.
  • Former NBC Today show host Matt Lauer is accused of sexual assault by a woman who claims Lauer tried to bully her into silence by publishing a letter saying the allegations “defied common sense.”
  • Experts warn that menopausal women are being wrongly prescribed antidepressants, making their symptoms worse.
  • Arizona official Paul Petersen is indicted on his alleged role in an adoption fraud scheme that smuggled pregnant women into the US and paid them to give up their babies.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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