What’s Current: Labour party allows man to stand as women’s officer as he ‘identifies as a woman on Wednesdays’

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David Lewis is on the list as a candidate women’s officer for his Constituency Labour Party in Basingstoke
  • The local Labour Party in Basingstoke, UK, have allowed a man to run for a woman’s officer position. David Lewis, a Labour activist, told the Spectator he identifies as a woman “on Wednesdays, between 6:50AM when my alarm goes off and around midnight when I go to bed.”
  • Judges in Baghdad dealing with captured ISIS members and their families have sentenced over 40 foreign-born women to death over their association with the retreating terrorist organization, often after trials lasting no more than 10 minutes.
  • The US has deported an Albanian asylum seeker with three US-born children, without giving her a chance to say goodby to her family. Cile Precetaj told officials that she’d been threatened with kidnapping and forced prostitution in her home country.
  • A survey of women working in Japanese media revealed that dozens have been harassed by colleagues, government officials, police, and sometimes interview subjects.
  • A quarter of women surveyed in Sydney, Australia, live in a “climate of fear and vigilance,” due to street harassment.
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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