What’s Current: UK women’s rugby referees quit over concerns about males playing on women’s teams

  • Referees in UK women’s amateur rugby teams are quitting over concerns that male players claiming their gender identity gives them a right to join female teams will endanger female players. The Times reports that a referee who did not want to be identified said:

 “Being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who have been damaged by players who are biologically male. This is driving female players and referees out of the game.”

  • A New York Times investigation reveals that technology companies reported 45 million images depicting child sexual abuse last year, as US-based tech firms provide encrypted platforms for a global epidemic of commercial exploitation.
  • Massey University in Wellington, NZ, will allow a panel about feminism, organized by Speak Up New Zealand, including Meghan Murphy, to proceed in spite of complaints by gender identity activists.
  • Turkish women protest in Istanbul to denounce femicide and the government’s failure to stop brutal attacks, drawing attention to cases like that of Emine Bulut, who was murdered by her ex-husband in front of her daughter.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.