Trans activists throw smoke bombs and picket entrance to the Metro’s London headquarters pic.twitter.com/htX63UmZnY
— The Independent (@Independent) October 19, 2018
- On Friday, trans activists staged a protest outside the Metro’s London headquarters, setting off smoke bombs, after the paper published a full page ad from campaign group Fair Play for Women, challenging proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act which would allow people to self-identify as the opposite sex. The media company also published a full page ad featuring the names of organizations and corporations “supporting trans communities,” including IBM, Absolut Vodka, and eBay.
- At The Times, Janice Turner criticizes the way suicide has been wielded as a political weapon in the gender identity debate.
- A UK parliamentary report recommends domestic abusers and stalkers register with the local police force, and be monitored under the same arrangements as rapists and paedophiles.
- The Australian government has made a formal apology to thousands of survivors who suffered child sexual abuse in institutions such as schools, clubs, and churches.
- A survey of women in 44 countries found that women often don’t know enough about ovarian cancer, the eighth most common cause of cancer in women. The disease is more treatable, even potentially curable, if detected in its early stages.