What’s Current: Non-binary political candidates sue Brooklyn Dems because ballot petitions only allow ‘male’ or ‘female’

  • A group of non-binary political candidates filed a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Democratic Party, seeking the repeal of gender parity laws intended to ensure women’s representation in the party.
  • Global lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have compromised access to reproductive care for millions of women in Africa and Asia.
  • Men assaulted and groped two female doctors in New Delhi, accusing them of spreading coronavirus.
  • In Somalia, drought brought on by climate change is exacerbating male violence against women and girls in the form of rape and domestic violence. The Guardian reports: 

“The spike in regional violence against women and girls takes two forms: domestic violence against women who have become family breadwinners, and sexual violence against women and girls who have migrated to camps near crowded urban centres.”

Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.