What’s Current: New York City introduces “X” option for sex on birth certificates

  • People born in New York City can now change the legal sex on their birth certificate from male or female to “X” without a doctor’s note or medical assessment.
  • The UK Foreign Office is being criticized for requiring that UK women who were victims of forced marriage while abroad repay the costs of returning home.
  • Five million Indian women formed a 620 km human chain as part of the ongoing struggle for equal access to a significant shrine in Kerala.
  • Elizabeth LeClair says it’s time to bring the accountability of #MeToo to Canada’s  fundraising sector, where younger women seeking charitable donations are often preyed on by older, wealthier men.
  • California will be among the first places to restrict the use of non disclosure agreements in sexual misconduct cases.
  • Indian MP Shashi Tharoor has introduced a private members’ bill that would criminalize marital rape.
Natasha Chart

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