What’s Current: University of California reaches $73 million settlement with victims of former gynecologist James Heaps

  • The University of California has come to a $73 million settlement with seven of the sex abuse victims of a former gynecologist, James Heaps, who chose his victims from among the patients at the UCLA student health center.
  • While Kenyan men are increasingly in opposition to FGM, some are taking advantage of the changes in social norms to seek out second wives who are uncut.
  • Staff at Ireland’s Oberstown Detention Facility are threatening to strike over officials’ decision to move a female minor into a male juvenile unit.
  • Japanese authorities have arrested three men on charges of defamation over the production of deep fake porn, falsely portraying famous actresses.
  • Since the closure of the Colombia-Venezuela border, women trying to emigrate to Colombia are increasingly being tricked into sex trafficking scams or attacked by opportunistic men waiting at irregular border crossings.
Natasha Chart

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