What’s Current: Female survivors of male violence sign open letter to women’s orgs opposing proposed changes to GRA

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

  • Female survivors of male violence sign an open letter to women’s organizations asking them to support female-only spaces and reject proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA).
  • Until recently, owners of sari shops and other retail outlets in India have forbidden women from sitting or even leaning against a wall, and limited toilet breaks. A women’s union (Amtu) has successfully fought to pressure the Kerala government to amend its labour laws to include a clause obliging employers to let women sit.
  • The Lesbian Rights Alliance (LRA) has sent an open letter to Stonewall demanding that it take the L out of LGBTQ because it makes “lesbians invisible and erases lesbians through its promotion of the Trans Agenda”.
  • An all-female sailing team from Seattle won the 750-mile Race to Alaska.
  • A new study found that women are more likely to be hospitalized, and were more likely to die from heart failure than men.
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Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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