[TRIGGER WARNING: Terrorism, White Supremacy, Murder]
ICYMI is Fembot’s monthly news roundup, providing you this month’s feminist and social justice news. Check out what you may have missed at the end of each month!
White Supremacists, Neo-Nazi’s, Neo-Confederates, anti-semites, anti-Islam white nationalists gathered in the town of Charlottesville during August 11th-12th, protesting the removal of a civil war statue in Emancipation Park. Things got nasty very quickly, as the protesters wielded literal pitchforks and torches at counter-protesters, injuring 14 people and killing one woman. But hey, there were many sides, right Trump?
- Taylor Swift’s Reputation
Though we’re obviously glad Swift’s court case went well, a lot of us aren’t as pleased with the attitude of her new album Reputation, and the suspiciously Formation-esque music video for the single Look What You Made Me Do…
On the 17th of August, a terrorist ploughed a van into a pedestrian area in La Rambla, killing 16 people and injuring around 130. Not even 10 hours later, a very similar attack happened in Cambrils, where one person was killed, and 6 injured.
- Threats from North Korea
North Korea fired a missle over Hokkaido Japan this month, claiming it was “the first step” of military action in the Pacific. The U.S, Russia, and China are currently in disagreement over who is to blame for the increasing tension between the nations and N.K.
- Hurricane Harvey
Tropical Storm Harvey is currently raging in southeastern Texas as we speak. Over 30,000 have been evacuated from their homes, and 38 people have been killed. If you would like to help out the survivors and victims of the storm, then check out the following charities.
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