Dress however you please.
Call yourself whatever you like.
Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.
Live your best life in peace and security.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 19, 2019
- JK Rowling faces backlash for defending Maya Forstater with #IStandWithMaya tweet. Forstater, a UK tax expert, lost her job for tweeting that people cannot change their biological sex. Yesterday, a UK judge ruled that Forstater’s employer was justified in firing her because her view that sex is immutable “is incompatible with human dignity and fundamental rights of others.”
- An Ontario judge has dismissed all 19 charges against former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle, who is accused of sexual assault, assault, and unlawful confinement of his wife, Caitlin Coleman.
- Indigenous women and girls are the least recognized victims of human trafficking, a Searchlight New Mexico investigation finds. Nearly 25 per cent of New Mexico’s trafficking victims are Native American women and girls, who make up 11 per cent of the state’s population.
- A Thai serial killer that was released early from a life sentence has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend. Somkid Pumpuang was originally sentenced to death in 2005 for murdering five women in a six month period.