What’s Current: Women turning to OnlyFans to make ends meet during coronavirus pandemic

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

  • Women are turning to sex webcamming to make money during COVID-19 lockdowns, leaving them vulnerable to stalkers and blackmailers. Sites like OnlyFans report a sharp uptick in new sign ups, and due to competition, prices have been driven down.
  • Idaho Gov. Brad Little appeals a court order that requires the state to pay for the sex reassignment surgery of Adree Edmo, a trans-identified male prisoner who is serving 10 years for abusing a 15-year-old boy.
  • Researchers report a significant increase in the number of women struggling with their mental health amid COVID-19 lockdowns, widening the gender gap in mental health in the U.S by 66 per cent.
  • A former correctional officer is handed 13 criminal charges after inmates at a N.S. women’s prison accused him of sexual assault in a civil lawsuit.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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