What’s Current: Inmates not entitled to gender reassignment surgery, U.S. appeals court rules

  • A federal appeals court ruled against a trans-identified male prisoner, saying Texas prison officials do not violate inmates’ right against cruel or unusual punishment by refusing to provide gender reassignment surgery.
  • Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old Florida woman, was murdered after getting into a car she mistakenly believed was her Uber ride.
  • Zuzana Caputova becomes the first woman to be elected as president of Slovakia.
  • Serial child sex offender Madilyn Harks, formerly Matthew Harks, was placed back in custody after the Canadian federal government revoked his supervision order.
  • Joan McAlpine, a Scottish politician on the committee reviewing the Census Bill, was subjected abuse on social media after expressing concern that changes to the sex question on the census were conflating sex with gender identity.
Natasha Chart

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