What’s Current: News site for teens apologizes for implying J.K. Rowling’s comments attacked and harmed trans people

  • A news site aimed at British teens agrees to pay an unsubstantiated amount and apologizes for implying that J.K. Rowling’s comments on gender causes harm to trans-identified people.
  • An investigation into critical injuries and deaths of B.C. Metis youth finds that sexual violence is the most common injury among Metis girls in care.
  • The safety of NHS maternity services are to be investigated by MPs after a string of clinical negligence scandals which involved the deaths of mothers and babies.
  • SupChina reports a woman is making a second attempt to escape her abusive husband, one year after a local court refused to grant her a divorce after she jumped from a second-story window to escape spousal violence.
  • BBC News reports a 14-year-old girl in a Delhi quarantine centre was sexually assaulted and filmed by two male patients within the facility.
  • Tickets are now on sale for “Can I Get a Witness,” an online conference exploring what it means to be gender non-conforming today and the ways women’s protections are at risk due to misguided efforts to redefine the meaning of sex. Speakers include medical professionals, filmmakers, journalists, and activists from across the globe. The event will take place on August 8.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.