What’s Current: Trans activist attacks Julie Bindel after feminist event

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  • Feminist campaigner Julie Bindel, the keynote speaker at an Edinburgh University event about women’s rights, says she was verbally abused, “lunged at,” and almost “punched in the face” by a man identifying as a woman. Bindel told The Scotsman:

“He was shouting and ranting and raving, ‘you’re a f***** c***, you’re a f****** bitch, a f****** Terf,” and the rest of it. We were trying to walk to the cab to take us to the airport, and then he just lunged at me and almost punched me in the face, but a security guard pulled him away.

I got my phone out to film him to get evidence and he went for me again. It took three security guys at the stage to deal with him.”

  • A report by the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) says Seattle has the highest rate of murdered Indigenous women across American cities.
  • Japan has a massive problem with “gropers” on public transit, despite numerous measures in place to fight back.
  • During a parliamentary session on Wednesday, Japanese Labour Minister Takumi Nemoto said requiring woman to wear high heels at work “falls within the realm of being occupationally necessary and appropriate.”
Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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