What’s Current: JK Rowling threatened on Twitter after posting about Salman Rushdie attack

  • After tweeting, “Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok,” in response to the news of author Salman Rushdie being attacked in New York, a Twitter user under the name Meer Asif Asiz replied, “Don’t worry you are next.” She posted: “@TwitterSupport any chance of some support?” The response from Twitter, Rowling said, was:

“After reviewing the available information, we determined that there were no violations of the Twitter rules in the content you reported. We appreciate your help, and encourage you to reach out again in the future if you see any potential violations.”

  • Robert Gaudette killed his wife, Cindy Bouchard, on April 27, 2000, and left her body in a garbage container. Has been granted full parole with a condition ordering him to avoid gambling in the future.
  • A two-time Miss Transgender Peru winner has been arrested in Belgium after reportedly trafficking people into the sex trade. According to La Meuse,Celeste Rivasplata, 34, solicited trans-identified young people from Peru, offering them a better life in Belgium.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.