What’s Current: Brothel owners protest Spanish bill that would criminalize pimps, johns, and ‘sex club’ owners

  • Brothel owners organize a rally against a Spanish bill that would penalize pimps, johns, and sex club managers with up to four years in prison.
  • Virginia’s high court strikes down a lawsuit filed by the Loudoun County School Board to stop an investigation into claims that a trans-identified male student sexually assaulted girls at multiple schools.
  • Johnson & Johnson reaches a $300 million settlement with thousands of Australian women who were implanted with defective pelvic mesh devices created by the manufacturer, causing them to suffer severe medical complications.
  • A rape survivor is suing San Francisco after city police used DNA evidence from her sexual assault case to arrest her for an unrelated crime.
  • The number of people trapped in modern slavery, including sex trafficking and forced marriage, has skyrocketed to 50 million within the past five years.
Meghan McCarty

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