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Congolese hospital sees rise in rape of girls as young as 18 months.

Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Chile abortion arrest: sick woman is reported to police after going to hospital.

In Turkey, not even posters of women are safe from male violence.

“The law that is supposed to protect your right to talk about pay doesn’t actually work.” “Salary Secrecy” prevents women from realizing they’re being paid less than their male colleagues.

Socialist Resistance commissioned two articles on the gender/transgender debate in order to encourage productive discussion.

This day in Women’s History: paying tribute to the victims of the Triangle Fire.

It’s Gloria Steinem’s birthday! Happy 81st, sister.

 

Susan Cox is a recovering academic in Philosophy, turned journalist, living in Toronto, Canada. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got articles for What’s Current? Email cox.j.susan@gmail.com.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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  • Response to the Socialist Resistance website and its double-barreled commissioned response to the excellent Victoria Smith essay:
    “I am surprised that Socialist Resistance would commission right off a “critical reply” to what seems to me a well-balanced, thorough and objective article by Smith. Socialist Resistance goes as far as to already announce what will no doubt be yet another antofeminist broadside from some self-appointed trans “spokesperson”. What I wonder is: what is in the current attack on feminists for socialism and/or men? A long history of *resistance* is probably part of the answer.
    Also, a minor point. One has to read through the whole article to get to an explanation of the antifeminist poster chosen to illustrate it: “…A recent poster campaign asking feminists to be “more inclusive” showed a trans person trying to decide which toilets to use…” I felt that this editorial choice derailed the message of the article, suggesting that this picture reflected its tonus.”

  • Laur

    I’m glad the Socialist Resistance is willing to have a discussion on trans genderism. It’s about time. I wonder when we will see a tipping point in the population’s support of trans genderism. Maybe when they start realizing that transitioning is a sexual fetish for many menm just as cross-dressing?

  • I enjoyed the article hopefully it won’t be called abusive as always, I never thought that grown adults would be debating the existence of biological sex.. I mean how silly is to think that someone can just be a woman? As if it is a state of mind..without even going into a feminist analysis?. The whole notion would be.funny.if it.wasn’t so.scary

    • Unfortunately, the response article dismissed it as “trans hate,” without engaging in any points it made.