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

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

  • 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.
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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