What’s Current: ‘I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression,’ says chess star Nazi Paikidze

“I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression.” Female chess star, Nazi Paikidze, boycotts February’s Women’s World Chess Championship in Iran because the players will have to wear hijabs.

Pakistan passes law to stop so-called “honour killings” of women and girls. Under the new law, killers are no longer allowed to go free if “forgiven” by the woman’s family (something that usually happens because the killers are usually family members).

“The victory on abortion has empowered women. We’ll never be the same.” Polish feminist writes:

“So our fight must continue. There is such solidarity among Polish women right now that we will take our fight to the European level and find a space to seek protection under EU law. We have international backing, and I have never been so proud of all the empowered, European, Polish women.”

Seventeen arrested in global sex trafficking ring targeting Thai women. The women were lured to the U.S. with promises of the American Dream, then coerced into slavery.

Illustrative of the tech world: from Elon Musk to Tim Cook, tech leaders follow virtually zero women on twitter. What could women have say of interest??

Susan Cox

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