What’s Current: Exploited UK women will no longer have to carry prostitution-related criminal records

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Fiona Broadfoot
  • The success of a 20 year legal battle in the UK will mean that women coerced into the sex trade can have their criminal records wiped clean of charges related to that abuse.
  • The UK Labour Party is becoming sharply divided on the impact of the government’s proposed Gender Recognition Act, as 500 feminists and allies met secretly to discuss the policy effects while prominent men associated with the party insult and allegedly organize harassment campaigns against them. Labour recently announced that self-identification is enough to get on all-women shortlists for Parliamentary selections.
  • In response to a call for gender critical feminists to be banned from speaking on campus, the University of Bristol has released a statement affirming its commitment to free speech:

“Universities are places of research and learning, where debate and dissent are not only permitted but expected, and where controversial and even offensive ideas may be put forward, listened to and challenged.”

  • Honduran authorities have arrested a ninth person — a hydroelectric company executive — in connection with the 2016 assassination of Berta Cáceres, a teacher and Indigenous Lenca environmental activist opposing dam construction along a river sacred to her people.
  • Aly Raisman, Olympic gold medalist and sexual assault advocate, is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for not doing enough to protect her and more than 250 other women and girls from molestation at the hands of Larry Nassar.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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