What’s Current: University cancels Kathleen Stock seminar following backlash from trans activists

  • The University of East Anglia is accused of no-platforming Kathleen Stock after cancelling a seminar wherein she was to discuss philosophical issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in order to respect “the views of members of the transgender community.”
  • Parents claim “Sarah’s Law” is failing children after police made a mother of two sign a non-disclosure agreement when she learned her neighbor was a convicted pedophile. 
  • Women living in County Durham who have been affected by the rise in their state pension age will be granted free travel and reduced fares for bus services. Critics claim the move, which resulted from a Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign, is “discriminatory” against men. 
  • Cambodian ridesharing app Grab announces it will train drivers to spot and report signs of human trafficking and exploitation.
  • A US judge issued an advisory opinion dismissing a trans-identified male prisoner’s request to be addressed with female pronouns. Kathrine Nicole Jett went by the name Norman Varner when he was convicted on child pornography charges.
Meghan McCarty

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