Women who speak out are silenced & like so many instances when they are forced to believe a man’s idea of reality, talking back only gets her hit.
Me for @TPostMillennial
British birth coach forced out of charity for saying only women give birth https://t.co/CRnCtp9IWO
— libby emmons (@li88yinc) November 4, 2019
- A UK birth coach, Lynsey McCarthy Calvert, has been forced out of her role with Doula UK for saying that “women birth all the people.” On Facebook, Calvert said:
“I am not a ‘cervix owner’ I am not a ‘menstruator’ I am not a ‘feeling.’ I am not defined by wearing a dress and lipstick. I am a woman: an adult human female… Women birth all the people, make up half the population, but less than a third of the seats in the House of Commons are occupied by us.”
- In Mexico, the relatives of missing and murdered women marched in a “Dia de Muertas” (or “Day of Dead Women”) memorial to remember the nine women who murdered every day in the country.
- Singapore’s parliament passed a new law cracking down on “pop-up” brothels in private residences, requiring property owners to conduct checks on prospective tenants to prevent use for improper purposes.
- Women’s rights campaigners in Spain seek to change rape laws after five men were acquitted of raping a 14-year-old girl because she was so inebriated that the court ruled they hadn’t used force.