What’s Current: Hachette UK asked gender identity lobby group to edit legal article on free speech ruling

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  • An editor at an affiliate of JK Rowling’s publisher, Hachette UK, allowed the gender activist charity, Mermaids, to so heavily edit a law review article, meant to be a factual piece about a High Court case on freedom of expression regarding gender identity, that the journal editor resigned in protest.
  • Egypt considers a new law that would grant anonymity to survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
  • A newly discovered document from 150 years ago highlights a time in Japanese history when women had to seek permission from local authorities to get their hair cut short.
  • Rape victims in Ghana are forced to pay over twice the average monthly wage to fill out police medical forms.
  • A trans-identified male won a payout in an Australian court from his parents’ estate to pay for gender surgery against their wishes, and in spite of having been caught planning to kill his father.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.