What’s Current: New legislation in Ireland will make it easier for youth to identify as the opposite sex

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

  • After a review of Ireland’s 2015 Gender Recognition Act was commissioned by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, new legislation will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to self-declare their sex with parental approval. Currently, youth have to go to court and have their desired sex certified by two medical practitioners.
  • Tunisian women rallied in the capital urging lawmakers to take action to end violence against women.
  • A contestant on the Spanish reality show Big Brother was shown video footage of her own rape in a scene which was not publicly aired but privately leaked to the press.
  • An Edinburgh University event looking at the way gender identity ideology is being incorporated into school curriculum was cancelled on account of security concerns.
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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