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

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • 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

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

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