I found my office door covered in urine, including some that had seeped under the door, and I spent time cleaning it up because I could not bear the smell or the shame of what had happened. Last week I discovered criminal damage explicitly encouraging me to leave the University
— Rosa Freedman (@GoonerProf) December 5, 2018
- 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.”