What’s Current: Leading medical journal slammed for describing women as ‘bodies with vaginas’

  • Leading medical journal The Lancet is accused of sexism for describing women as “bodies with vaginas” on the cover of its latest edition.
  • Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter and Women’s Liberation Front member Thistle Pettersen was cited with “disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer” for posting feminist stickers in public places. The charges were later dropped on First Amendment grounds. 
  • Women enslaved by ISIS who were featured in award-winning documentary “Sabaya” say they didn’t consent to appearing in the film.
  • Thousands demonstrate in cities across Italy in support of Afghan women, demanding that Taliban leaders allow women to participate in academic and political life.
  • Residents of European microstate San Marino vote “overwhelmingly” to legalize abortion, striking down a 150-year-old law criminalizing the practice in the Catholic-majority state.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.