What’s Current: Trans activists complain about ‘man-free’ Swedish music festival

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

Statement Festival is set to take place next summer.
  • In light of numerous sexual assaults perpetrated against women at music festivals, a “man-free” Swedish rock festival is in the works. Predictably, it has come under fire from trans activists.
  • Testosterone Rex, Cordelia Fine’s book dissecting the myth of “fundamental” differences between men and women, has been awarded the Royal Society prize for science book of the year.
  • Ryan Phillippe‘s ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt has filed a lawsuit against the actor for allegedly kicking, punching, and throwing her down the stairs.
  • Yet another man has been chosen to chair Catalyst Canada, a women’s workplace advocacy group.
  • Despite domestic abuse allegations, Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP on Saturday.
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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