What’s Current: Exit poll shows large majority voted in favour of decriminalizing abortion in Ireland

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

  • An Irish Times exit poll suggests a majority of people voted “Yes” in the Irish referendum on whether to repeal the 8th amendment, supporting changing the constitution to legalize abortion.
  • Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with first- and third-degree rape, and with a criminal sex act.
  • US immigration officials are now routinely separating immigrant mothers from their children when taking families into custody, and classifying the children as unaccompanied minors, ICE officials are reported to have “lost” 1,475 such children, and alleged to engage in widespread abuse of those children in custody.
  • Another US federal appeals court has ruled that schools can suspend students’ rights to bodily privacy in single-sex bathroom and locker facilities based on claims of gender identity, ruling against a girl who didn’t want a boy in her school’s girls’ bathroom.
  • French director, Luc Besson, is under investigation over rape allegations.
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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