What’s Current: Talk by feminist artist Rachel Ara cancelled at Oxford Brookes University after students label her a ‘TERF’

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

  •  A talk by feminist artist Rachel Ara, scheduled at Oxford Brookes University, was cancelled at the last minute after accusations of transphobia from students.
  • Nearly 10 per cent of Japanese companies require women to wear high heels and makeup at work, according to a survey conducted by the Trade Union. The results highlight the growing awareness of sex discrimination in the country and the spread of the #KuToo campaign, which petitioned the government to end high heel requirements.
  • Female footballers in Spain’s top division went on strike over the weekend, resulting in the cancellation of eight games. The strike came as a result of a breakdown in negotiations with the Association of Women’s Football Clubs over an agreement covering minimum working and pay conditions. 
  • A US survey of attitudes and practices surrounding paternity leave found that while men are taking more leave, women continue to do the majority of housework and child care.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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