What’s Current: Women coerced into pornography awarded $12.7 million in GirlsDoPorn lawsuit

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

  • Twenty-two women have been awarded $12.7 million in a lawsuit against the owners and operators of GirlsDoPorn, a San Diego-based porn website. The women were coerced into making pornographic films through financial extortion, drugs, and alcohol, without knowing they would be posted online.
  • Over 200 members of Congress are urging the Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion in the United States.
  • France’s public prosecutor’s office is opening an investigation into child rape allegations against author Gabriel Matzneff, who Vanessa Springora accuses of raping her at age 14 in her book Le Consentement.
  • Actress Jameela Jamil cancels Candace Owen’s appearance on her podcast after Owens tweeted“Only women can give birth.”
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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