What’s Current: Canadian women launch organization to defend sex-based rights

  • A coalition of Canadian women have launched Canadian Women’s Sex-Based Rights (caWsbar), an organization working to preserve the sex-based rights of women and girls by addressing the impact of gender self-identification on public policy. The caWsbar website states: 

“We envision a Canada where women and girls can be assured that their sex-based rights to bodily privacy, dignity, fairness and security are upheld both in law and in public policy.

Where women are free to assemble and discuss women’s issues without the threat of being silenced, censored, harassed, or assaulted.”

  • An NHS report claims that the deaths of three pregnant women are linked to Conservative measures to end “health tourism.” The report, delayed until after the UK election, reveals that all three women died after delays in seeking help because they believed that it would bankrupt them under the government’s strict charging regime.
  • A record 220 female MPs have been elected to UK Parliament, bringing the proportion of women in the House of Commons to 34 per cent.
  • A Tokyo court has ordered the Japanese government to pay nearly $15,000 in damages to a trans-identified male that was restricted from using the women’s bathroom while working for Japan’s trade ministry.
  • A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for the fatal stabbing of Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old college freshman in New York City.
Meghan McCarty

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