What’s Current: UK shoppers outraged at the concept of gender-neutral clothing

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round up.

Shoppers threaten to boycott John Lewis department stores after the UK chain launched a gender neutral children’s clothing line. I mean, god forbid a girl wear a dino sweater or a boy enjoy a dress.

A 12-year-old girl killed herself in India after a teacher allegedly abused her and humiliated her for getting her period in class.

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini was kicked out of the US Open on Saturday after calling Louise Engzelle, the Swedish umpire, “troia” and “bocchinara,” which translate to “whore” and “cocksucker.”

Racist, sexist, Julian Assange blames feminism for lack of white babies.

Twitter roundly destroys the concept of a female Lord of the Flies (written by men, at that).

Meghan Murphy
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, 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 dog.

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