What’s Current: Jessica/Jonathan Yaniv appears in court on weapons charges

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

  • Jessica/Jonathan Yaniv appeared in B.C. Provincial Court on Friday, facing two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon violating the Firearms Act.
  • Uber received almost 6,000 sexual assault reports in the United States in 2017 and 2018, according to data published by the ridesharing service.
  • Harper’s Magazine is under fire for refusing to print a retraction for an article on Stonewall activist Stormé DeLarverie that claims, “‘He’ was Stormé’s chosen pronoun,” and refers to the lesbian icon as “they,” “he,” and “him.”
  • South Korean feminists defy rigid patriarchal norms by vowing to never marry, have children, date, or have sex with men. The Star reports a growing number of women are embracing the country’s radical feminist movement, despite expectations to work, raise children, and care for ageing in-laws.
  • Serial rapist Joseph McCann is found guilty of 37 counts of rape and abduction against 11 women and children, which he committed during a two week rampage after mistakenly being freed from jail.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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