What’s Current: Survivor of child sexual exploitation sues Twitter for refusal to remove abuse videos

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  • A victim of child sexual exploitation sues Twitter for allegedly profiting from and refusing to remove video clips of his abuse. 
  • Newly-elected US President Biden appoints Dr. Rachel Levine, a trans-identified male, as assistant Secretary of Health. Dr. Levine supports prescribing puberty blockers to gender non-conforming children and teens, claiming the drugs can be “life-saving.”
  • Chinese celebrity Zeng Shuang’s contract with Prada was dropped following a controversy surrounding her US-based surrogacy arrangement. Shuang’s ex-boyfriend alleges she abandoned the children; in a leaked audio clip, Shuang can be heard complaining that she couldn’t have the mother undergo an abortion at seven months. Surrogacy is prohibited in China.
  • Police in Pakistan refused to follow up on an investigation into three men who abducted a 12-year-old girl and forcibly married her. The girl was sexually abused and kept chained in a cattle pen; police alleged she willingly married her abuser.
  • Cameroonian police opened an investigation into a baby trafficking network which targeted women in poverty and sold their infants to buyers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.