What’s Current: Male sex offender housed in women-only halfway house

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  • In the UK, a trans-identified male, Katie Dolatkowski, was placed in a women-only hostel for homeless offenders, after avoiding jail time for sexually assaulting one young girl and filming another in women’s restrooms. Dolatowski has since been moved. The Courier reports:

“A spokeswoman for Women and Girls in Scotland said: ‘Katie Dolatowski has already taken advantage of access to female spaces to commit sexual assault.

It is absolutely unacceptable that this person was being given the same opportunity again. Female offenders are very likely to have experienced male violence and/or abuse, and many suffer from conditions such as PTSD.'”

  • Yazidi women fleeing ISIS are finding a new home in the women-only village of Jinwar in northeastern Syria.
  • Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots could face a year of jail time if convicted on charges of soliciting sex from trafficked women held captive at a massage parlour in Florida.
  • In Tasmania, the government plans to go ahead with a move to make recording sex on birth certificates optional in spite of the proposal’s unpopularity with voters.
  • An evidence review of gender affirming hormone treatments in children and adolescents in the British Medical Journal concludes:

“Treatments for under 18 gender dysphoric children and adolescents remain largely experimental. There are a large number of unanswered questions that include the age at start, reversibility; adverse events, long term effects on mental health, quality of life, bone mineral density, osteoporosis in later life and cognition… The current evidence base does not support informed decision making and safe practice.”

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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