What’s Current: Japanese women protest sexist ban on wearing glasses at work

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

  • Japanese women demand the right to wear glasses at work after various companies banned female employees from wearing eyeglasses, sparking outcry on social media over rigid rules on women’s appearance.
  • Health Canada has banned the sale of a vaginal “detox” product following a CBC Marketplace investigation. Gynecologists say Goddess Vaginal Detox Pearls make “predatory” health claims and are potentially harmful.
  • World cycling body UCI announces plans to review and potentially revise its eligibility policies for trans-identified male athletes who compete in women’s sports.
  • A senior official in the French Ministry of Culture is charged with sexually assaulting and drugging over 200 women with diuretics in order to watch them urinate.
  • A teenage boy who murdered his girlfriend for breaking up with him and tried to make her death look like suicide is handed a life sentence.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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

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