What’s Current: 40 women sue Pornhub’s parent company for hosting sex trafficking videos

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  • Forty women victimized by the sex trafficking organization Girls Do Porn filed a lawsuit against Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for knowingly profiting from the circulation of videos depicting their abuse. The lawsuit seeks more than $40 million in damages.
  • Gender stereotypes are fueling a mental health crisis among UK youth, including contributing to depression and eating disorders, according to a report by the Fawcett Society.
  • Marriages of underage girls are on the rise across Africa and Asia as families struggling financially sell daughters for a dowry or in exchange for livestock.
  • Two out of five women in South Asia experience domestic abuse, a situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, reported the World Bank.
  • Anger erupted in South Korea as a man convicted of brutally raping an eight-year-old girl in 2008 was released from prison. Cho Doo-soon was given a lighter sentence for having been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the attack.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.