What’s Current: Canadian women take legal action against Bayer following complications from contraceptive device

  • Canadian women are suing Bayer, the maker of the Essure contraceptive device, seeking damages for complications after the pharmaceutical company pulled the device off the market four years ago. Bayer has paid claims to women in the United States, but has refused to admit liability in Canada.
  • In a letter to the Canadian House of Commons, over 100 survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and hundreds of non-governmental organizations, have asked for a criminal investigation into the Montreal-based company, MindGeek, the parent company of PornHub.
  • Both chambers of the Mississippi state legislature have now passed a bill reserving female-only sports for girls and women, regardless of gender identity claims by male athletes. The governor is expected to sign the bill into law.
  • A man in India was arrested for the murder of his 17-year-old daughter, when he was reported carrying her severed head towards the police station.
  • Some senators in The Philippines are demanding a criminal investigation into Facebook, saying that the company is abetting the sexual exploitation of women and children in the country, by refusing to act to shut down such activity on its platform.
Natasha Chart

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