What’s Current: Saudi Arabia to ease travel restrictions on women, allowing them to travel without permission from male guardian

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  •  Saudi Arabia reportedly plans to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws, allowing women to travel without permission from a male relative, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Trans-identified male Kevin David “Rachel” Patterson loses his final appeal against extradition to Washington state to face murder charges for allegedly bludgeoning his roommate.
  • Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster denies a female reporter’s request to accompany him on a campaign trip unless she brings a male colleague to avoid an “awkward situation.”
  • A BBC report alleges multiple high-level Afghani government officials are accused of sexual harassment, according to interviews with former female government employees who describe a “culture of abuse.”
Meghan McCarty

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