What’s Current: Canadian court rules 14-year-old can start hormone regimen to begin ‘gender transition’ despite father’s disapproval

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  • A Canadian court has ruled that a 14-year-old child can start a gender transition hormone regimen despite their father’s objections, and has further decreed that “misgendering” or use of the child’s birth name will be considered “family violence.”
  • Sharron Davies, an English former Olympic swimming champion, says she agrees with Martina Navratilova that males shouldn’t compete in women’s sports. Lucy Clark, a trans-identified male football referee, says of these outspoken, female athletes: “I wouldn’t say they’re transphobic, but they need to be careful what they tweet.”
  • The UK’s first transgender hate crime trial, brought by the mother of a trans-identified child, Helen Islam, against male transsexual, Miranda Yardley, ended on the first day due to lack of evidence that any wrongdoing had occurred.
  • The World Bank says only six countries in the world give women equal work rights with men, and even so, that enforcement is uneven.
  • Gwak Ye-nam, a former “comfort woman” during WWII, has died at the age of 94.  Japanese occupiers of her native Korea kidnapped and enslaved Ye-nam in a Japanese military brothel.
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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