- British Columbia’s Appeal Court rejects father’s appeal to stop his trans-identified daughter from taking cross-sex hormones. CTV News reports:
“The B.C. Supreme Court sided with the boy in an earlier decision, saying he didn’t need his father’s consent for treatment, and an injunction was later issued against the dad ordering that any attempt to persuade the boy to abandon treatment was a form of family violence.”
- Vermont lawmakers are considering fully decriminalizing prostitution and the solicitation of sex. Legislators claim the bill will increase the safety of “sex workers.” However, trafficking survivors have warned that decriminalizing the sex trade will increase sex tourism and the exploitation of vulnerable women and youth.
- One rape was reported in India every 15 minutes in 2018, according to a report on crime statistics released by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
- A 45-year-old male sex offender in Michigan, Joseph Gobrick, has defended his possession and drawing of child sexual abuse imagery by claiming that he’s an eight-year-old girl on the inside, and that the images fall within his free speech rights.
- A display of red shoes in Mexico City’s main square is the latest public protest against male violence against women and rampant femicide.