What’s Current: Montreal mansion owned by Pornhub CEO burned down in apparent arson

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  • The Montreal property of a Pornhub executive valued at over $19 million was burned down in an apparent arson.
  • The United Nations’ appointment of a representative from Iran to the top women’s empowerment panel draws criticism from women’s rights activists, citing the country’s misogynistic laws and poor treatment of women. 
  • Women’s rights activists in the U.S. state of Oklahoma are organizing to strike back at a near-total abortion ban that would also allow doctors to be charged with homicide.
  • Women who contract COVID-19 while pregnant are up to 20 times more likely to die than women who are not pregnant, according to a global study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
  • The U.S. state of Illinois’ House of Representatives passed a bill, with bipartisan support, allowing convicted sex offenders and those convicted of homicide and other violent crimes to legally change their names while still incarcerated, should they decide to self-declare their sex.
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.