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

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

  • 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

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

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