What’s Current: UK Labour councillor resigns over local council’s refusal to protect women’s rights

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Ann Sinnott
  • Councillor Ann Sinnott, has resigned from the Cambridge council over the council’s “dereliction of the law” in allowing gender self-identification to override protections for women’s rights to single-sex spaces under the UK’s Equality Act.
  • A Michigan appeals court ruled that a lawsuit against a gym chain, Planet Fitness, can proceed on the grounds of breach of contract, with plaintiff, Yvette Cormier, arguing that she was not informed before signing her membership contract that the gym had a policy of allowing customers to use whichever changing and shower facilities they wish.
  • An Afghan man who was given a 7-year-old girl to “marry” as payment of her family’s debts is now on the run from authorities after strangling her to death two years after claiming her as his wife.
  • In Bangladesh, where men are allowed to “marry” girls and purchase sex, brothels are selling sex with girls under the guise of marriage.
  • A 70-year-old UK man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a collection of child abuse imagery and dark web chats so frightening that officers dealing with the case needed counseling after reviewing the material.
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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