What’s Current: Hypatia’s editor stands by decision to publish ‘transracialism’ article

Hypatia’s editor, Sally Scholz, stands behind the journal’s decision to publish Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism.” She told The Chronicle, that she believes it is “utterly inappropriate for editors to repudiate an article they have accepted for publication (barring issues of plagiarism or falsification of data).”

New report shows that over half of Korean men buy sex.

Pennsylvania judge suggests a fine of one dollar “per touch” for a perpetrator who groped a 15-year-old girl.

After Emma Watson accepted the “gender neutral” award for Best Actor at the MTV Movie and TV Awards last night, Piers Morgan may have accidentally said something worthwhile (eek!):

“Women will now win a lot less awards because they’ve made them gender neutral and there are more male actors so actually in trying to get equality you end up with more inequality.”


Leah McLaren opens up about the trauma of giving birth. She writes:

“Rebecca Schiller, chair of BirthRights, an organization that seeks to promote human rights in childbirth, told me that institutional denial of women’s experience is a huge problem, especially when it comes to post-natal care. ‘There is a general attitude of “Your experience doesn’t matter, all that matters is a healthy baby.”‘ When, of course, the two are inextricably related.

Part of the problem, I have come to believe, is that pregnant women are not properly informed of the risks of birth trauma and injury in advance.”

Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her very beautiful dog.