Today I learned that under NYC law, "gender identity" means "one’s internal deeply-held sense of one’s gender"; where "gender" is defined as "an individual’s actual or perceived sex [or] gender identity". So that's all super-clear! https://t.co/enBpYJlcam
— Oliver Burkeman (@oliverburkeman) January 2, 2019
- 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.