What’s Current: United Arab Emirates to repeal law allowing judges to issue lenient sentences for honour killings

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer allow family “honour” killings of women to be sentenced more leniently than other murders.
  • Rape victims in Victoria, Australia, are demanding that the government change a gag law that would ban victims from naming themselves or telling their own stories.
  • A group of Sydney researchers has found that women are being kept out of male-dominated industries in Australia through pervasive sexual harassment.
  • The #MeToo movement has come to Denmark, with Danish women like Sofie Linde making it clear their country is no exception when it comes to pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • In the US, an Indiana court has struck down the state’s law against the distribution of nonconsensual sexual recordings of others, claiming that it’s an improper infringement of free speech.
Natasha Chart

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