What’s Current: New York will house inmates according to ‘gender identity’

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • On Monday, Mayor de Blasio announced that the New York Cirty Department of Correction will house inmates consistent with their “gender identity.”
  • Missouri legislators are being threatened with a boycott by large political donors if they act against Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican accused of repeated, violent sexual attacks in an independent legislative report.
  • Former master corporal Marc J. Poulin kills himself and his partner, Jennifer Lynne Semenec. The media blames his violence on PTSD.
  • Sian Norris breaks down the problems created by the UK “rape clause” that requires women to discuss rape with staff at the Department of Work and Pensions in order to claim child benefit for a third child, and why the provision does not provide “support,” as recently claimed by work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey.
  • Feminist activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez, who fought to get Jane Austen on £10 notes, is profiled in The Observer, after successfully advocating for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett to go up in central London.
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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