- Ontario’s provincial police service will no longer to publicly release the sex of people accused of crimes or those who are victims of a crime. An OPP spokesperson admits Bill C-16 factored into this decision, saying:
“It doesn’t matter if it was a male or a female who was an impaired driver or speeding down the highway, what matters is that we pulled them over and laid a charge…
… We have a lot of individuals who identify as male but actually are female, or vice versa. That’s one of the reasons. Also, we want to respect the wishes of individuals.”
- UK police now routinely demand rape complainants turn over their mobile phone data, discouraging many from reporting assaults.
- Several founding leaders of the UK’s movement for lesbian and gay rights have split from Stonewall over the group’s attacks on women’s sex-based rights, and are calling for a new organization to represent the movement.
- Japanese filmmaker Miki Dezaki is being sued for defamation after releasing a documentary exploring how a group of conservative politicians prevented the government from acknowledging wartime atrocities against “comfort women” who were forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during WWII.
- Following the death of a female football fan who set herself on fire after being arrested for attending a match, Iran has “assured” FIFA that women will be able to attend the upcoming World Cup qualifying match.