What’s Current: Hospital admissions for girls who self-harm in England nearly double

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  • According to NHS figures, hospital admissions for girls under the age of 18 who self-harm has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago.
  • Evie Amati (formerly Carl) — a 26-year-old trans-identified male who attacked three strangers with an axe in an Australian convenience store — has been found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of wounding with intent to murder. Amati blamed hallucinated voices ordering him to commit mayhem, but the prosecution identified anger over romantic rejection as a likely motivation.
  • A US study indicates that female heart attack patients might be more likely to survive if they’re treated by a female ER doctor.
  • Michael Stirling has been charged with the murder of 28-year-old midwife, Samantha Eastwood, whose body was found Saturday after she was reported missing eight days previously. Stirling is the brother-in-law of Eastwood’s former fiancé.
  • Twelve girls’ schools were burned down in Pakistan on Friday by unidentified men, near a tribal region of the country where the Taliban and other extremist militant groups have burned down or blown up around 1,500 schools over the past decade.
  • Legal experts say a judge who cried while listening to the impact statement of an eight-year-old sexual violence victim should not have to recuse herself from the Kelowna, BC courtroom. “As a society, we should have a revulsion to the sexual abuse of children, there’s nothing wrong with finding that distressing,” Janine Benedet, a law professor at the University of British Columbia, told CBC News.
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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