What’s Current: Trans-identified inmates in Canada will be housed according to ‘gender identity’

  • Canadian federal corrections facilities will implement changes in regard to trans-identified inmates. A press release explains that the Correctional Service of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and Prisoners’ Legal Services has determined offenders will be placed in facilities according to their “gender identity, if it is their preference, regardless of their anatomy or gender on their identification documents.”
  • Nova Scotia’s Court of Appeal orders a new a trial for Bassam Al-Rawi, a taxi driver who was acquitted in March of sexual assault, despite initiating sexual contact with a heavily intoxicated passenger.
  • A 28 year old gymnastics coach from Toronto has been charged with the sexual assault of a teen girl.
  • Sexual harassment claims against RCMP officers have skyrocketed within the #MeToo movement.
  • Liberal Senator Colin Kenny has decided to quit several months earlier than his scheduled retirement. In 2014 he was accused of sexually and verbally harassing his staff.
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.