What’s Current: JK Rowling faces backlash after defending Maya Forstater in #IStandWithMaya tweet

  • 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.
Meghan McCarty

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