What’s Current: Nearly 4,000 Kenyan girls pregnant during COVID lockdown, reportedly abused by family members

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

  • During the COVID-19 lockdown, nearly 4,000 Kenyan girls have been reported pregnant, with authorities reporting that many of them were abused by family members.
  • Four authors have quit the literary agency used by JK Rowling, after management refused to agree to staff training by gender activists in the wake of Rowling’s declarations of support for women’s rights and freedom of speech.
  • US officials have taken down another website that allowed ads for prostitution and child trafficking, and have indicted the owner on charges that include facilitating prostitution and money laundering.
  • A 22-year-old Iranian woman was murdered by her father, the third “honour killing” in the country in a month. Reyhaneh Ameri’s father was thought to be angry that she’d come home late the previous night, though allegedly he’d previously tried to kill her in 2017, and had told her mother that he wanted to.
  • An Australian woman is being investigated by the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board for publicly criticizing a Drag Queen Story Hour for children that was held at a Brisbane library.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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