What’s Current: Two women kicked out of shelter after voicing concerns about sharing a room with a trans-identified male

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Two women have been asked to leave a women’s shelter in Kelowna, British Columbia “for good” after raising concerns over the shelter’s accommodation of a biological male who identifies as a woman.

UK women continue to bear 86 per cent of the brunt of the Conservative government’s austerity agenda. Glosswitch writes:

“It has been said, over and over, so many times it has become boring and almost meaningless, that austerity hits women hardest. Of course it does. It saves money if the work that goes into caring for bodies is taken from the state and offloaded on to women, by a Tory government that claims to hate dependency… It wants people to stand, if not on their own two feet, then on the backs of unpaid carers.”

Danny Masterson is the latest celebrity under investigation for sexually assaulting multiple women. Predictably, he defends himself by accusing the women of lying.

Iceland announces plan for legislation that will require all companies with over 25 employees pay men and women equally, and will require them to prove it.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on feminism, femininity and female socialization:


Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.