What’s Current: Trial begins for Russian sisters facing murder charges for killing their abusive father

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  • Three Russian sisters are on trial for the murder of their abusive father, with anti-violence activists saying that the country’s lack of enforcement left them without another means to protect themselves.
  • Women in Turkey are fighting against a rising epidemic of femicide, and the recent murder of Pinar Gultekin has spurred large public protests.
  • UK Labour MP Rosie Duffield has received sustained harassment over social media for saying that only women have a cervix.
  • In The Times, Janice Turner writes about the urgent fight against the normalization of sexualized violence through porn, as young women come of age in a dating world where their male peers often think nothing of hitting or strangling them.
  • Neuroscientist Gina Rippon examines damaging, sex-based myths about human brains.
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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