What’s Current: Second billboard defining woman as ‘adult human female’ goes up in the UK

  • UK women’s rights campaigner, Posie Parker, secured a second billboard, featuring the dictionary definition of the word “woman.” The billboard is in Birmingham, near the location of the Tory Party Conference.
  • Jean-Claude Arnault, a prominent member of the Swedish art scene, has been found guilty of rape in a Stokcholm court and sentenced to two years in prison. Eighteen women — including Sweden’s Crown Princess, Victoria — have accused him of sexual assault.
  • The subway cars set aside for women in China’s large, urban metro systems are packed with men.
  • Starting in 2019, California will penalize publicly traded companies with all-male boards of directors.
  • Amal Fathy, an Egyptian actor and activist, has been sentenced by an Egyptian court to two years in prison for posting a Facebook video describing being sexually harassed by a male police officer. The charges included making “public insults,” “possessing indecent material,” and “spreading false news.”
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.