What’s Current: University of Alberta prof Kathleen Lowrey removed as Department of Anthropology associate chair for saying biological sex is real

  • Associate professor Kathleen Lowrey, at the University of Alberta, was fired from her role as the Department of Anthropology’s associate chair, due to her openness in criticizing gender identity ideology. When asked for a reason, she was told she made the learning environment “unsafe” with her “gender critical” ideas.
  • As Switzerland phases out of a national state of emergency due to COVID-19, officials declare that the sex industry may resume operations while contact sports are still prohibited.
  • Australia will launch a parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence. The announcement comes following an inquiry on domestic violence which drew criticism for ending three months earlier than scheduled, without any public hearings.
  • Bollywood actress Meera Chopra declared her intention to take legal action in response to a deluge of abusive tweets, including death and rape threats, for stating a preference for a fellow actor. In a statement posted to Twitter, Chopra said:

“I am already in talks with the cyber cell team. I’ve always advocated that women should fight for themselves and stand against what’s wrong. You cannot character assassinate a woman, give threats, and abuse her for sharing her choice. I have to raise my voice against such fan clubs. These are the kind of people who go out and commit rapes and murders.”

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.