What’s Current: Utah police investigated over handling of Gabby Petito ‘domestic’ incident

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  • Utah officials are investigating the Moab Police Department’s response to the domestic dispute between Gabby Petitio and Brian Laundry as a “possible breach of police department policy.” Petito, 22, disappeared weeks after the dispute and a body “consistent” with her description was found in a Wyoming national park.
  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court will review the case of Chrystul Kizer, a teenage sex trafficking victim who was charged with the murder of her trafficker. Kizer was 16 when her abuser began filming his sexual assault of her.
  • The Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled that the marriage of a minor will be considered valid unless the bride files a formal complaint upon turning 18.
  • Dieting trends in China are spreading across social media, causing anxiety, depression, and eating disorders among young women. One such trend includes attempting to lose enough weight to fit into children’s clothing.
  • On the anniversary of U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted out a quote of Ginsburg’s regarding women’s reproductive rights, but removed the word “woman,” as well as feminine pronouns.
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.