• A trans-identified male inmate in prison for sexually assaulting a minor received “gender confirmation” surgery after three years of legal battles. CNN reports:

“A federal judge ordered the state to provide the surgery because Edmo’s mental health was impacted. In February, the 9th Circuity Court of Appeals upheld that ruling, marking the first time a federal appeals court has ruled that a state must provide gender assignment surgery to an incarcerated person.”

  • US women are increasingly faced with no other option but to undergo miscarriages at home, without medical supervision or intervention, due to decreased hospital availability as a result of the pandemic.
  • Thousands of women are experiencing debilitating health effects from breast implants, including rashes, chronic pain, hair loss, and inflammation. Many are unable to afford treatment to have the implants removed.
  • The UK Crown Prosecution Service announced a five-year plan to increase rape convictions following sustained criticism over plummeting conviction rates.
  • A 32-year-old teacher in Denmark who admitted to having a relationship with a 13-year-old student was found not guilty of rape, stating in his testimony that the girl had encouraged the sexual relationship herself.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.