What’s Current: Five more women come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against filmmaker Luc Besson

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

  • Five more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against French film-maker Luc Besson, totaling 9 women who claim Besson sexually harassed them.
  • A study shows the number of teenagers identifying as the opposite gender has increased in recent years due to rapid onset gender dysphoria. Findings reveal that 80 per cent of these teens are natal women.
  • Hugh Hefner’s personal copy of the first issue of Playboy is up for auction, which contain nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe she never consented to being published. The copy is expected to sell for $3,000 to $5,000.
  • The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has responded to attempts by trans activists to cancel an upcoming event featuring Meghan Murphy, speaking about gender identity legislation and women’s rights. The VPL declined to cancel the booking, saying:

“VPL is not endorsing, or hosting this event; it is a rental of our public space. VPL has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not agree with the views of the Feminist Current. However, commitment to free speech and intellectual freedom are fundamental values of public libraries and are bedrock values for democratic society. As such, we will not refuse to rent to an individual or organization simply because they are discussing controversial topics or views, even those we find offensive.  We seek to be a welcoming place for all, and actively find ways to support the trans, gender variant and two-spirit community.”

Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.

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