What’s Current: National Inquiry determines missing and murdered Indigenous women victims of a ‘Canadian genocide’

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • The thousands of unsolved disappearances and murders of Indigenous women across Canada are victims of a “Canadian genocide,” concludes the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  • Three trans-identified males challenge a Philadelphia law that prohibits people convicted of felonies like aggravated and sexual assault from being able to change their name.
  • A Russian company faces social media criticism after offering female workers cash bonuses to wear skirts or dresses to work as part of a “femininity marathon.” 
  • Bill Cosby drops a defamation countersuit against seven women who accused the celebrity of sexual assault.
  • Prof Simone Buitendijk, Imperial’s Vice Provost of Education, issues a “grovelling apology” following backlash for sharing articles and following social media accounts that question trans-activism. The Telegraph reports:

“More than 80 students signed a letter urging her and the college to ‘publicly respond’ to their concerns. Prof Buitendijk then vowed to ‘stop all engagement’ with the accounts the students took issue with.”

Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.

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