What’s Current: Women form flash mob to protest outside Harvey Weinstein rape trial in New York

  • Women gathered outside the New York City courthouse where Harvey Weinstein is standing trial for rape to protest sexual assault using a song and dance inspired by Chilean feminists.
  • A British woman who claims she was raped while on vacation in Cyprus tells BBC News Scottish police “discouraged” her from pursuing legal action.
  • Women now hold more jobs in the US than men for the first time since 2010, with females representing 50.4 per cent of positions held, Labor Department data reveals.
  • Human Rights Watch reports that funding for Brazilian government projects to protect women has dried up since President Jair Bolsnaro took office in January 2019. 
  • Lawmakers in six US states are working to pass the “Gender is Real Legislative (GIRL) Act,” a law that would require trans-identified student athletes to compete based on their biological sex rather than gender identity. 
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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