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 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.