What’s Current: New York to allow individuals who identify as ‘non-binary’ to alter birth certificates to specify ‘X’

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

  • A new bill in New York City will allow those who identify as “non-binary” to obtain an “X” on their birth certificates, rather than “male” or “female.”
  • Michelle Lewin, born Shaun Purdell, was convicted of 12 sex offences against underage girls. He has reportedly received a gender recognition certificate and been transferred to a female prison.
  • Police in Caledon, Ont. are working to bring three men to justice on charges related to running a local sex trafficking ring.
  • Girls in the UK are increasingly reporting cases of relationship and sexual abuse from teenage boys.
  • A 25-year-old Manitoba man has been charged with extortion and voyeurism over threatening a 22-year-old woman whom he met on Tindr with distributing nude pictures of her when she refused to have sex with him.
  • UNICEF reports that up to 65 per cent of women in the Kenyan slum of Kibera have been forced to sell sex in exchange for menstrual products.
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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