What’s Current: Male sex offender rapes woman following move to Ontario women’s shelter

  • A woman says she was raped by a male sex offender in an Ontario women’s shelter after the organization allowed him access to their facility despite prior convictions for sex crimes against women.
  • Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi says her hijab fell off by mistake during an international competition, leading campaigners to worry for her safety amid brutal crackdowns on mass protests against the death of Mahsa Amini and mandatory head coverings for women in Iran.
  • Women who use hair-straightening chemicals face almost double the risk of developing uterine cancer, according to a new study adding to evidence linking hair relaxers to hormone-related cancer.
  • An Independent New York politician creates a porn video with an adult film star as part of his “sex positive” campaign for a district congress seat.
  • An anonymous sexual assault survivor claims a London hospital refused to give her surgery after she requested her nurses all be women.
Meghan McCarty

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