What’s Current: BC man drops complaint against esthetician who declined to give him bikini wax

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  • A Canadian male claiming to be a woman has dropped his complaint against an esthetician who declined to give him a Brazilian bikini wax. The man has over a dozen other pending human rights complaints against female spa employees who don’t want to wax his genital area.
  • Two Somali girls — sisters aged 10 and 11-years-old — bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation at the hands of a traditional cutter in a remote village. Aasiyo and Khadijo Farah Abdi Warsame died as their mother was trying to get them to the nearest medical center.
  • Rachel Stewart writes in the New Zealand Herald that Kiwi women, who face high rates of male intimate partner and family violence, “must unite against hard-line patriarchy.”
  • A UK survey found a steep decline in the happiness of girls and young women over the last decade. While exams were a major concern, 59 per cent listed social media pressure and negative interactions online as a factor. Two-thirds of them either felt unsafe walking home alone, or knew another girl who did.
  • A West Midlands man fatally stabbed his eight-year-old daughter in the chest with a kitchen knife moments after threatening to kill her mother, who had come to pick her daughter up after visitation. He now claims he doesn’t remember the murder.
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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