What’s Current: Israeli man who raped girl in quarantine hotel will not be charged

Yarin Sherf during a court hearing at the District Court in Tel Aviv, March 1, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
  • A 21-year-old Israeli man will not be charged with raping a 13-year-old girl at a quarantine hotel, in spite of Israel’s statutory rape laws, because prosecutors reduced the charges after being told that the girl said she was 14.
  • Feminists in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq are fighting against the practice of burying women murdered for “honor,” often by rejected men, in unmarked graves.
  • Female garment workers at the Natchi Apparels factory in India, who make clothes for retail giant H&M, are reporting widespread sexual harassment by supervisors, after the supervisor of 21-year-old Jeyasre Kathiravel was charged with her murder.
  • In New Zealand, an amendment to the Harmful Digital Communications Act would make the posting of nonconsensual intimate images a crime, regardless of alleged intent.
Natasha Chart

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