What’s Current: Trans-identified male, Rachel McKinnon, wins women’s cycling championship

  • A trans-identified male, Rachel McKinnon, has won another women’s cycling title, the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. McKinnon says that making him suppress his body’s natural testosterone production in order to compete in women’s sporting events is a violation of his human rights.
  • The US Violence Against Women Act will expire soon. No republicans are backing bills to reauthorize it, putting funding and programs for survivors in jeopardy.
  • A student at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, has filed suit claiming that her anatomy professor offered her good grades and test answers in exchange for sex, and that this behaviour was part of a pattern of similar attitudes among staff. The professor was suspended from work immediately following the complaint, and fired soon after.
  • Canadian women’s access to the abortion pill varies widely by geography, suggesting doctors in some areas are refusing to prescribe it.
  • Ann Henderson, the Rector at the University of Edinburgh, is being criticized by students for “transphobia,” after retweeting a tweet about a meeting discussing changes to the UK Gender Recognition Act and the potential impact on women’s rights.
Natasha Chart

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