What’s Current: UK police to be banned from ‘digital strip searches’ of rape victims

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  • New legislation will bar police forces in Britain and Wales from intrusive searches of rape victims’ phones and personal data, following outrage after it was revealed earlier this year that victims who didn’t hand their phones over to police all had their cases dropped.
  • Australia is bringing in tough, new laws against using social media to send criminal threats or to post nude pictures without consent, and to require third-party websites to remove the content.
  • UK women over 50 have the widest pay gap by sex of any age group, making nearly £8,000 less per year than their male counterparts, amounting to a 23 per cent compensation gap for full-time work.
  • After a Christmas shooting in Arkansas left two women and three girls dead, with the perpetrator still at large, the Pope County Sheriff’s office issued a statement saying that law enforcement officers “do not feel that there is any continued danger to the local public,” as the incident was, “domestic related, possibly.”
Natasha Chart

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