What’s Current: UK Ministry of Justice confirms 60 of 125 trans prisoners have sex convictions

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

  • The UK Ministry of Justice confirms at least 60 of 125 trans-identified prisoners in England and Wales have sex convictions.
  • Lesbian photographer Donna Gottschalk’s work documents her relationship with her working class family and her involvement with radical lesbian, separatist communities in the 60s and 70s. Naturally, few have ever heard of her.
  • It is suspected that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s motivation to ban Gender Studies at universities is due to a desire to maintain Christian and “traditional” family values.
  • Lack of money, welfare support, and social capital lead young women in Australia to exchange sex for somewhere to stay. Indeed, men are all too eager to exploit women they know have few other options.
  • Stephen Mottershead, in prison for stabbing a man in the liver, is to be moved to an all-women’s prison after a court heard he intends to undergo gender reassignment treatment.
Meghan Murphy
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 New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, 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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