What’s Current: Mario Lopez ‘cancelled’ for criticizing the transitioning of kids

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  • Mario Lopez is under attack online after suggesting the transitioning of young children is dangerous. The actor appeared on The Candace Owens Show in June, saying:

“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump me into that whole [group]… I’m kind of blown away too. Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids obviously and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be … It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”

  • Women in South Korea are rejecting marriage and motherhood in order to push back against restrictive gender roles that present women as “tool[s] simply for baby-making.”
  • Former teacher, Sean Aldridge, has been found guilty of 24 counts of sexual activity with a child. Aldridge had sex with girls aged 13 to 16 between 2006 and 2012 on school premises and in his car.
  • Abigail Blake sustained a broken back and neck and was left permanently disabled after being attacked by her then-partner, Sebastian Swamy. Now, she will have to go into hiding as Swamy will be released from prison after serving only six months.
  • A study from George Washington University shows that women who allege child abuse often lose custody of their children. The Washington Post reports:

“In custody litigation, when mothers reported abuse — including child abuse and domestic violence — the mothers lost custody 28 per cent of the time. But when fathers alleged abuse, the fathers lost custody only 12 per cent of the time.”

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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