What’s Current: Canadian woman files human rights suit against female recovery shelter after being forced to share a room with a man

  • A Canadian woman, Kristi Hanna, has filed a human rights suit against the Jean Tweed Centre, a women-only addiction recovery shelter in Toronto, after she was forced to share a room with a trans-identified male. Hanna was told by staff at Ontario’s Human Rights Legal Support Centre that referring to her roommate as a male meant that she was a potential respondent to a human rights complaint, herself, and they refused to speak to her further.
  • The Australian reports that Victorian civil servants are now mandated to use “they” as a gender neutral pronoun on the first Wednesday of every month in order to raise awareness of non-binary identities.
  • Edward Lord, who is leading a City of London initiative to end all sex-segregated, female-only spaces, has been challenged on his membership in a men-only Freemasons group.
  • Harvey Weinstein has filed to have charges against him dismissed, claiming that he was in a consensual relationship with his accuser.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.