What’s Current: Canadian police have received approzimately 5000 complaints of ‘revenge porn’ since it became a crime in 2014

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  • Police forces in Canada will have handled more than 5,000 complaints of “revenge porn” in the five years since it became a crime in 2014. Based on police data, Statistics Canada shows there were 340 cases reported to police in 2015, and that jumped to about 1,500 cases per year in 2017 and 2018.
  • Apparently, LGBTQ organization, GLAAD, reached out to Rowling’s PR team and tried to arrange an off-the-record discussion between the author and “members of the trans community” in an effort to pressure her to recant her recent comments in support of Maya Forstater. Rowling’s reps declined.
  • Stuart Copperman, a prominent pediatrician on Long Island, lost his medical license after being accused of sexually abusing over 50 girls in his care over decades. But he never spent a day in court.
  • An increasing number of South Korean women are saying “no” to having children, as well as to heterosexual sex, marriage, and dating, as part of the growing “4B” movement. A decade ago, nearly 47 per cent of single and unmarried South Korean women said they believed marriage was necessary, while last year only 22.4 per cent said the same.
  • More than a thousand women take the feminist anthem created by Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis, “A Rapist In Your Way,” into the streets of Chile’s capital Santiago.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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