What’s Current: Scarlett Johanson withdraws from playing Dante ‘Tex’ Gill after backlash from trans activists

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

  • Scarlett Johansson has withdrawn from being cast as lesbian massage parlor and brothel owner, Dante “Tex” Gill, in the upcoming film, Rub and Tug, after her casting was described as “transphobic” and generated significant backlash from queer historical revisionists.
  • Councillor Gregor Murray, a man who identifies as “non-binary,” and the children and families convenor for Dundee, has apologized for a series of Twitter rants where he referred to the lesbian feminists who led the London Pride parade as, “utter c***s,” and “transphobic b******.”
  • Mothers in immigrant detention at the US border are staging hunger strikes, demanding calls with their separated children.
  • A Brisbane District Court has heard that the former media advisor for the charity, One Nation, told a woman he’s accused of raping that he knew “all of the police,” and told her, “you’ve got nowhere to go, I will kill you.”
  • Newly released data from the Vancouver Police Department shows that Indigenous women are stopped by police at roughly 10 times their rate of representation in the population. Indigenous and civil rights advocates are asking for an investigation.
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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