What’s Current: Women-only work space The Wing accused of discrimination against men

  • New York’s Human Rights Commission is investigating a claim that The Wing, a private club founded as work space and networking hub exclusively for women, violates the city’s anti-discrimination law by barring men.
  • Ireland has set May 25 as the date for a referendum on repealing strict abortion laws that effectively ban and criminalize the procedure unless a woman’s life is in danger.
  • Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon will now offer their female uniformed staff the option of wearing pants. The carrier has had a skirt-only policy for female staff for 70 years.
  • The University of Vermont is hosting a women-only debate tournament this weekend to give women a break from the sexism they experience in mixed debates.
  • The cervical cancer screening initiative is mailing Pap tests to women in Newfoundland and Labrador, which has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in Canada.
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.