What’s Current: UK feminist facing legal action for saying she would defend herself against trans activists

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  • Linda Bellos, a lesbian feminist and longtime UK Labour Party member, is being privately prosecuted by Giuliana Kendal, a trans-identified male, for alleged hate speech. Although police interviewed Bellos about comments that she made about defending herself against trans-activists last year, they did not charge her with a crime. A private prosecution is a criminal prosecution that is launched by an individual or a private entity, rather than by the state.
  • The Yellowknife RCMP are being criticized for arresting and jailing a rape victim for public intoxication after they found her lying in an alleyway after the assault, which was caught on a surveillance camera.
  • A sex doll brothel will be opening in Toronto. The company’s website says:

“Our vision is to bring you an exciting new way to achieve your needs without the many restrictions and limitations that a real partner may come with. We hope that way you can enjoy any fantasy or fetish you desire without judgement or shame.”

  • Brown University has withdrawn and amended a press release announcing the first peer-reviewed study on Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria in teen girls, after trans activists complained to the university and the journal that published the study. A petition is circulating in support of the research and its author.
  • In South Carolina, a man has been charged with voyeurism after he dressed as a woman and entered a woman’s bathroom. Shawn Thomas Hallett was arrested after he video-recorded a woman using an adjacent bathroom stall on his cell phone.
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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