What’s Current: Larry Nassar abuse survivors agree to $380 million settlement

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  • Hundreds of female gymnasts who were sexually abused by former U.S. national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar agree to a $380 million settlement, ending the five-year legal battle over one of the biggest child molestation cases in history.
  • Canada’s defense minister and the country’s highest ranking officer issue an apology to victims who experienced sexual abuse while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • Students in India will receive full marks on the comprehension section of a national English exam after a passage that implied independent women and feminism undermines parenting and discipline sparked nationwide outrage. The Guardian reports:

“The offending passage contained lines such as the ’emancipation of the wife destroyed the parent’s authority over the children’ and ‘in bringing the man down from his pedestal, the wife and mother deprived herself, in fact, of the means of discipline.'”

  • Organizations working with incarcerated women are often overlooked and excluded from major funding from women’s rights groups, a survey conducted by Women Beyond Walls suggests.
Meghan McCarty

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