What’s Current: Female tree planters in BC are speaking out about sexual assault in camps

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Women in British Columbia’s tree-planting community shared their accounts of rape, kidnapping, and sexual harassment in BC’s remote planting camps at the annual Western Forestry Contractors’ Association conference.
  • England’s National Health Service (NHS) has ordered an independent review of gender identity guidelines for minors that enable children to start gender transition treatment before puberty without their parents’ support.
  • Brittany Smith, an Alabama woman who shot and killed a man who allegedly raped her and strangled her brother, has lost a Stand Your Ground hearing where she sued for immunity on the basis of self-defense.
  • A recent survey by Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) reveals that more than 57 per cent of women surveyed report being forced to offer sexual favours in exchange for jobs, medical care, and school placement for their children.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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