What’s Current: Record number of women set to stand in UK general election

  • A record number of women are set to stand for Parliament next month. BBC News reports that female candidates are likely to make up a third of people running.
  • Police and FBI have arrested a man suspected to be the Potomac River rapist, who sexually assaulted at least 10 women and killed one in the 90s.
  • A libertarian group is suing California for discriminating against men, challenging a new state law that requires companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors by 2020.
  • An Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws, which require that female heirs inherit half as much as male heirs.
Meghan McCarty

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