What’s Current: Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape but acquitted of top sex charges

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

  • Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty on two counts of rape and a criminal sex act, but was acquitted on three other charges pressed against him. According to CNN, he was diverted to a hospital on his way to Rikers Island Jail after reporting chest pain, but is expected to be transferred upon his discharge from the hospital.
  • Politicians and activists with the Scottish National Party have reported being threatened after expressing concerns about proposals to implement self-identification of sex in Scotland.
  • Izquierda Unida, the Spanish leftist party, has expelled the Feminist Party from their coalition over objections to gender identity.
  • An Ontario court has struck down part of Canada’s anti-prostitution law, along with charges against a couple that ran an escort agency.
  • A Canadian woman has been granted asylum in the US, following 17 years of attempts to escape a man who kidnapped, tortured, and trafficked her, while police across the country failed to restrain or prosecute him for breaching no-contact orders.
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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