What’s Current: Ron Jeremy charged with rape and sexual assault of four women

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Ron Jeremy (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Adult film star Ron Jeremy has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth.
  • According to a US study of 32 million pregnant women, factors related to climate change impact the health of a developing fetus and African-American mothers are most at risk. Infants are more likely to be born premature, underweight, or stillborn when exposed to high temperatures or air pollution, and racial disparities exacerbate the situation for black women.
  • Amid a global rise in sex-based violence, Tunisia saw a five-fold increase in violence against women during a period of three months. Following a 2010-2011 revolution, parliament unanimously passed laws against forms of sex-based violence, including marital rape; however, the laws have not yet been implemented.
  • Dozens of women in the gaming industry utilized social media to share allegations of harassment and sexual abuse over the weekend.
  • A study of scientists featured in US biology textbooks counted seven men for every female scientist, and no black women represented across any of the works analyzed.
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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