What’s Current: Sylvia Pankhurst to be honoured with London statue

A bronze model of the statue of Sylvia Pankhurst by Ian Walters. Photograph: City of London Corporation/Handout
A bronze model of the statue of Sylvia Pankhurst by Ian Walters. Photograph: City of London Corporation/Handout

Sylvia Pankhurst: shunned, snubbed, now to be honoured, at last, with London statue.

The first uterus transplant in the U.S. fails, hospital says. Clinical trial that aims to do 10 uterus transplants still set to continue.

Happy Harriet Tubman Day!

“Harriet Tubman’s activism continued long after the Civil War. She was a prominent supporter of the Women’s Rights Movement, attending meetings and giving speeches on tours to New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.”

It is also the U.S. National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, observed every year on the anniversary of the day in 1993 when David Gunn, MD, was murdered by an anti-choice extremist. It’s been a tough year for abortion providers in the U.S.; from the ever-increasing anti-abortion state legislation to the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting. So, thank you to the brave doctors and nurses who provide this crucial service to women, despite widespread demonization and sometimes even the occasional state lawmaker trying to pass a bill rendering you murderers.

Nigerian anti-FGM activist, Gift Abu, recounts: “A woman died in my arms: her crime? To refuse FGM.”

Tomorrow in Toronto, a justice for Berta rally will call for the Canadian government to condemn the murder of Berta Cáceres and demand the Honduran government support an independent, international investigation into Berta’s vicious murder.

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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