What’s Current: Democrat women condemn abusive treatment by male politicians

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

  • U.S. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrat women speak out against a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” after Rep. Ted Yoho allegedly called Ocasio-Cortez a “fucking bitch,” “crazy,” and “disgusting.”
  • Russia’s first trial for a doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl restarts after being postponed due to COVID-19, as human rights activists hope the case will help outlaw the practice in Russia.
  • The lawyer suspected of murdering the son of a federal judge and injuring her husband was a self-described “anti-feminist” who wrote thousands of posts and self-published a book describing his hatred of women.
  • A study finds employers are urging women to dress “sexier” and wear make up during video calls in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Saskatchewan women are sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed in the restaurant industry in response to a CBC News investigation.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.

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