What’s Current: 36 more women join lawsuit accusing fashion mogul Peter Nygard of sexual assault

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  • Of the 36 new women adding their names to a lawsuit accusing fashion mogul Peter Nygard of sexual assault and rape, 17 are Canadian, making the total of women accusing Nyard 46. 
  • A Somali journalist was arrested for reporting the rape of a 14-year-old girl involving members of the Somali National Army. According to a police report, the journalist’s crime is listed as “reporting the death incident without authority from the state.”
  • Pregnant women in Japan commuting from Tokyo to give birth in their hometowns are being turned away from local hospitals due to fears they will spread COVID-19.
  • US unemployment as a result of COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting women and racial minority groups.
  • Two McDonald’s employees in Florida filed a $500 million class action lawsuit on behalf of over 5,000 women at 100 different branches, accusing the company of enabling “systemic sexual harassment.” 
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.