What’s Current: World Rugby considers banning trans-identified males from women’s rugby

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

  • World Rugby is considering banning men who identify as transgender from women’s rugby, citing a greater likelihood of injury to female players, and physical advantages retained by male players even after hormone treatment.
  • After years in which little progress was made finding the causes of premature births, doctors in some regions have discovered as much as a 90 per cent reduction in the number of very early premature births under COVID-19 lockdowns, and are hoping that this will help them find better preventative measures.
  • A men’s rights attorney who wrote frequently of his hatred of women, Roy Den Hollander, has been found dead, after being identified as the primary suspect in the shooting of the husband and son of US federal judge, Esther Salas. Den Hollander wrote several insulting and objectifying statements about Judge Salas in his memoir.
  • A Saudi Arabian court has ruled that it’s not a crime for an adult woman to live alone and travel without the permission of a male guardian.
  • Ethiopian women working as maids in Lebanon are being abandoned on the streets by their employers, after being fired because of the coronavirus pandemic, with many having no way to get home without charitable assistance.
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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