What’s Current: US Department of Housing and Public Development proposes rule allowing shelters to provide single-sex services

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  • The US Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes a new rule that would allow homeless shelters to provide single-sex services rather than forcing shelters to admit residents based on their gender identity. An HUD department fact sheet states:
  • “HUD’s current rule does not consider the practical concerns of shelter providers who serve vulnerable clientele in difficult conditions, including those seeking refuge from abusive relationships or domestic violence.”

  • A new report suggests that women need twice as many public washrooms as men due to time-consuming factors related to menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
  • A 19-year-old Indian woman was beaten and tied to a tree by fellow villagers in her Jagatsinghpur district for being in a lesbian relationship.
  • Now that Tokyo Medical University has stopped rigging test scores in men’s favour, women are outperforming male applicants on the entrance exams.
Natasha Chart

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