What’s Current: Protests spread throughout India after gang rape and murder of 27-year-old woman

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  • Demonstrations against the epidemic of deadly male sexual violence against women in India have spread to multiple cities, after a female veterinarian was gang raped and burned to death in Hyderabad, and her name became a trending search term on porn websites.
  • K-pop Koo Hara’s suicide, after being sexually assaulted and blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend, led women’s rights activists in South Korea to demand the government do something about the epidemic of spycam porn and sexual assault.
  • A study collecting 17 years worth of data on over half a million Danish women indicates that there is no correlation between abortion and suicidality in women.
  • The new government of Sudan has repealed a “public order” law that allowed police to detain or beat women for wearing pants, dancing, or speaking publicly with men outside their families.
  • In Germany, at least one woman every hour suffers physical abuse at the hands of a current or former male romantic partner.
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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