What’s Current: BC NDP Women’s Rights Committee votes to include males who don’t use ‘he/him’ pronouns

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  • The BC NDP, British Columbia’s leftist party, voted to change the name of their Women’s Rights Committee to the “Women’s and Gendered Rights Committee,” and altered their constitution to exclude trans-identified females and include males who identify as women, “two-spirit,” or “non-binary,” provided they don’t use “he/him” pronouns.
  • The pharmaceutical manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, which recently donated $4.5 million to gender identity organizations, excluded women from clinical trials of a new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PReP) drug to prevent HIV infection. STAT reports:

“According to the company, it would have required too many resources to enroll a sufficient number of cisgender women into a trial and closely monitor their adherence to the daily pill regimen. The company presented the FDA with data only from a clinical trial involving men who have sex with men, and transgender women.”

  • Thousands of women across the world rallied to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as France announces new laws to combat femicide.
  • Nigeria launches its first sex offender registry, which will allow employers to perform background checks for sensitive positions.
  • British Muslim women are being forced into polygamous relationships and denied full spousal rights through marriages registered in Muslim religious courts, but not recorded with civic authorities.
  • Goo Hara, a 28-year-old K-pop star subjected to intense public bullying and sexual blackmail, was found dead in her Seoul apartment on Sunday.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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