What’s Current: UK law professor’s office vandalized with urine by gender identity extremists

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

  • Prof. Rosa Freedman, a human rights legal expert who opposes changes to the UK’s Gender Recognition Act, has been threatened, harassed on campus, and had her office at the University of Reading vandalized with urine over her public statements on the issue.
  • A UK man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering his wife, Jessica Patel, and trying to make it look like a burglary. The court heard that Mr. Patel planned to use her frozen embryos and life insurance to start a new life in another country with his boyfriend.
  • A new survey indicates that half of Australians think that women take sexism too seriously and don’t appreciate men enough.
  • Israeli women held a nationwide strike this week to protest domestic violence against women and girls.
  • At the end of November, the Senate in the Dominican Republic defined “femicide” — killing a woman because she’s a woman — as a crime with a penalty of 40 years in prison. The law also creates criminal penalties for “obstetric violence,” “economic violence,” and “patrimonial violence.”
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

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

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  • お茶

    “Prof Freedman also said she was called a “Nazi” who “should be raped”

    “had her office vandalized with urine”

    Seems like very male behavior. Since women would find peeing like this difficult and most men don’t care about trans issues, it seems very likely this was a TIM. Why would someone who says they are a woman persist in doing male things? Why is threatening women never triggering?

  • bevtoastily

    There’s is no extremist version of feminism. Anti-feminism and misogynist activism (men’s rights activism) are inherently extremist because they aim to take human rights away from women.

    • “There’s is no extremist version of feminism. ”

      It seems I have proven my point.

  • corvid

    “Intentionally urinating on someone or another person’s property is a way that male’s humiliate their opponent. It’s male behavior. I’ve never heard of a female piss on someone’s door because they were angry.”
    Yep! Females don’t do this, in part because we know it’s childish and useless, and in part because it is literally dangerous for us to go out in public and pull our pants down.
    It makes me think of when I was on social media and saw a trans-identified male making a joke about his dick. I just thought, no woman I’ve ever known would go on social media and just randomly start talking about her vagina. Because safety, privacy and courtesy reasons!
    Male socialization is one hell of a drug.

  • Cassandra

    Fuck off.

  • Tobysgirl

    Heart breaking pain? More like heart breaking ENTITLEMENT. They can come to my house and I’ll introduce them to genuine pain.

  • will

    Entitled men who don’t get what they demand from women lash out.

    I’m deprived of my supremacy! Oh the pain!!