What’s Current: Campaigners urge Britain’s leading LGBT group to stop stifling debate on transgender politics

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

  • Britain’s leading LGBT group, Stonewall, is under fire for refusing to open a debate platform over gender identity politics and repeatedly silencing opposing viewpoints.
  • Reports indicate that the #MeToo movement has changed the way media outlets are reporting on sexual assault, with the number of articles on sexual abuse being up thirty per cent since May 2017.
  • The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. The two recipients both actively campaign against rape as a war tactic.
  • A hair stylist has been fired from his job after a video of him roundhouse kicking an anti-abortion protestor went viral.
  • USA Swimming’s House of Delegates has voted to implement a new “stated gender” section for registering athletes, allowing swimmers to pick whether they identify as male or female “for the purpose of athlete swimming eligibility, competition, selection and records.”
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  • oneclickboedicea

    Sexual violence should be rebranded sexist violence. It is political and it is discriminatory.

  • marv

    Could it be that ending the war on women – rape, other sex crimes, gender – would lead to the end of all wars? Something for us and the UN to deliberate into policy.