What’s Current: Hidden camera and revenge porn on the rise in Singapore

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  • The proliferation of non-consensual pornography is on the rise in Singapore. The Association of Women for Action and Research reports that image-based sexual abuse doubled between 2016 and 2018, including hidden camera footage, upskirting, and revenge pornography.
  • Women and girls in Nigeria are being enslaved by human traffickers in “baby factories,” where they are held captive and raped to produce children for the cartel. Infants are illegally sold into adoption, forced child labour, or to sex traffickers. According to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), male children are sold for up to $2,700, and female children are sold for about $1,350, with infertile couples representing the majority of buyers.
  • Women who wear makeup are seen as more trustworthy and earn higher salaries than their counterparts, according to new research published in the Journal of Economic Psychology.
  • A previously unreleased novel by Simone de Beauvoir is scheduled to be published later this year. Les Inséparables is based on a childhood friendship, and was withheld by Beauvoir’s publishing agency as it was considered “too intimate.”
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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