- 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.