What’s Current: Lesbian event removed from Sydney Pride due to accusations of ‘transphobia’ against Arielle Scarcella

  • After a petition demanding lesbian YouTuber Arielle Scarcella be no-platformed from a panel called Les-Talk, one of the events featured at Sydney Mardi Gras, the local Pride parade and festival, the event was removed from Pride. Trans activists began a petition demanding Scarcella be removed on account of her view that it is not “transphobic” for lesbians to not be attracted to trans-identified males.
  • UK Labour Party leadership candidates like Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy argue that women’s domestic violence shelters must allow transwomen and that male rapists have a right to be incarcerated in women’s prisons.
  • According to the UK’s Office of National Statistics, England and Wales saw the highest levels of femicide since 2006 in the 12 months ending in March 2019.
  • Following the murder of Ingrid Escamilla by her former boyfriend, Mexican women have taken to the streets outside the National Palace to protest the country’s femicide epidemic.
  • A trans-identified male student has withdrawn his application to a South Korean women’s college, after a petition opposing his admission gathered 10,000 signatures in its first day.
Natasha Chart

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