July 9, 9-10 pm: The campaign for free tampons in public toilets; Pope Francis on women; “No Platforming” campaigns within feminism

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After the feminist news roundup, a report by Rosita Libre de Marulanda on a campaign to have women’s sanitary products, such as tampons, available in all public toilets for free–in the same way that toilet paper, also a sanitary product, is now available free of charge.

Pope Francis has recently been getting high praise for his position on global warming–but his backward and sexist statements on women are being ignored.. A new poll shows that Catholic millenials–those aged 18 to 24– are in disagreement with major church positions on women, sexuality and gay marriage. We’ll discuss the poll with its author,  Jen Girdish of Catholics for Choice.

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Lastly, an important and controversial piece on “No Platforming”, produced by Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS). “No platforming”, cuirrently rife in the feminist movement, refers to organized campaigns aimed at denying those with divergent viewpoints the opportunity to speak, work or be published.

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