What’s Current: Jessica Yaniv files new complaint against Vancouver beauty salon

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  • Jessica Yaniv, a Canadian trans-identified male who has pursued several litigations against female estheticians for refusing service, has filed another lawsuit. A press release from The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms says they will defend the She Point Beauty Salon against discrimination allegations charged by Yaniv.
  • On Friday, January 17th, Meghan Murphy, Dominique Christina, Libby Emmons, Linda Bellos, and Posie Parker will participate in an event hosted by Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) called, “Cancelled Women,” in New York City.
  • Thousands of rape victims seeking asylum in the UK are urged not to report their sexual assault due to fears that stigma would harm their application process. Reports from service providers claim the Home Office avoids asking women if they have suffered sexual violence during application interviews.
  • On Tuesday, four men convicted in a 2012 New Delhi gang rape were sentenced to death. The victim died as a result of her injuries two weeks after the attack, prompting national protests against male violence.
  • In December, the remains of four Scythian warrior women were discovered by a Russian archaeological team. The tomb dates back 2,500 years and is cited as evidence that myths of Amazon women were based on the nomadic Scythian culture.
  • Muslim women in India are protesting the proposed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which provides citizenship to refugees provided they are not Muslim. Women’s rights advocates say the CAA stipulates that paperwork be filed under a man’s name, meaning unmarried women may be unable to prove their citizenship.
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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