What’s Current: LAWC forced to close anti-trafficking program due to funding cuts

  • The London Abused Women’s Centre has to shut down their federally funded anti-human trafficking program, aiding sexually exploited women across Canada, due to a government decision not to renew federal funding.
  • US Homeland Security investigators in Arizona were found to have been sexually exploiting trafficked women. The nine undercover federal agents, who were tasked with investigating human trafficking, repeatedly paid for sex with the victims.
  • Three Tennessee judges ruled the filming of women in public spaces does not violate criminal law. The case involved a man and admitted voyeur who stalked women in “private areas” of retail outlets and filmed them for personal sexual gratification. The Court of Criminal Appeals judges determined that the women in the case did not have an “expectation of privacy.”
  • Men are more accepting of sex robots than women and express more excitement at the concept, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology. The research comes shortly after an announcement by a sex doll manufacturer that AI sex robots which appear to breathe will be available by next year.
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.