What’s Current: Naomi Osaka’s victory at US Open marred by sexist treatment of Serena Williams

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

  • The US Open tournament referee has fined Serena Williams $17,000 over her reactions to the disproportionate and discriminatory calls that may have contributed to her loss in the Grand Slam final to Naomi Osaka. A racist, sexist cartoon about the incident that ran in an Australian newspaper has drawn worldwide condemnation.
  • A male Goldsmiths, University of London lecturer, who professionally goes by both Natacha Kennedy and Mark Hellen, has been revealed as the ringleader of a coordinated effort to blacklist and threaten the employment of female academics who disagree with him on gender identity politics.
  • Gwyn Conger Steinbeck’s newly unearthed memoir describes her husband, the novelist John Steinbeck, as a sadistic womanizer.
  • Over 3,700 Argentinians — mostly women — have applied to be formally disassociated from the Catholic Church because of its campaign to oppose legal abortion in the country.
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) received over 3,000 coat hangers at her office in protest of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
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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