What’s Current: South Korea denies US extradition request for operator of child abuse website

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  • The government of South Korea denied US requests for the extradition of a man responsible for one of the world’s largest child pornography websites. Son Jong-Woo served 18 months in prison and has been released. In response, women’s rights campaigners in South Korea are petitioning the government.
  • Women in Paris staged two protests over President Macron’s newly-appointed government ministers. Interior minister Gerald Darmanin is under investigation for a rape allegation and justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti defended a top official accused of rape.
  • A UK government inquiry into recent health scandals involving women concluded that dismissive cultural attitudes towards women resulted in serious medical complications that were avoidable.
  • A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found the majority of respondents held implicit bias associating men with characteristics of higher intelligence more often than women.
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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