What’s Current: Labour MSP Jenny Marra and SNP MSP Joan McAlpine under fire for supporting Parliament meeting on women’s sex-based rights

  • Labour MSP Jenny Marra is accused of “driving prejudices” by the party’s LGBT lobby for co-sponsoring a meeting hosted at Scottish Parliament with Dr. Sheila Jeffreys and Dr. Heather Brunskell-Evans. The meeting will promote the Global Women’s Pledge, which argues for the maintaining of sex-based protections set out in the 2010 Equality Act 2010.
  • A NYC man murdered his wife and five-year-old daughter before taking his own life in a murder-suicide. Sources say the couple was going through a divorce, during which Jennifer Schlecht expressed fear for her and her child’s safety.
  • China’s largest ridesharing service faces backlash for imposing an 8PM curfew for female passengers in response to a number of sexual assaults and murders of women who used the service.
  • Nike is hit with an op-ed exposing the emotional and physical abuse female athletes face while training with the company.
Meghan McCarty

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