What’s Current: Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes in landmark #MeToo case

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  • Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for third-degree rape, though he was acquitted of two more serious charges of predatory sexual assault, which would have come with a life sentence. The charges were based on testimony from Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann, both of whom testified Wednesday, though at least 100 women came forward publicly with allegations of abuse.
  • US lawmakers in Utah approved a bill that would require a woman to view an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, prompting all of the women in the senate hearing — both Republican and Democrat — to walk out of the room in protest.
  • A US senator called on the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the company that owns PornHub, one of the most-visited websites in the world, over revelations that the site was hosting videos of rape and assault of women and girls.
  • A campaigner seeking to establish a gender-neutral category on UK passports lost the challenge in a Court of Appeals.
  • New information reveals that menstrual cups may contribute to pelvic organ prolapse.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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