What’s Current: Canadian women express more anxiety and experience bigger economic fallout than men due to pandemic

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

  • A Canadian mental health index found that women expressed more anxiety as a result of the pandemic as compared with men, and that the economic fallout disproportionately impacts women.
  • An article published by Speak Up For Women details how experimental puberty blockers are harming adolescents in New Zealand. Citing research from Jan Rivers and Jill Abigail, the article states:

“There has been a change from a ‘watchful waiting’ approach to gender confusion in children to a gender-affirming approach that is largely based on sex-role stereotyping of masculinity and femininity. Where once a boyish girl or a girlish boy would have been viewed as possibly likely to grow into a gay or lesbian adult, those children are now assumed to be ‘born in the wrong body’. Yet research shows that the great majority of children with gender dysphoria grow out of it if left alone.”

  • Ecuadorian women are using coded language to communicate to neighbors and emergency aid workers that they are in a situation of domestic abuse while in lockdown.
  • A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday accuses rapper Takeoff, of the group Migos, of sexual battery and assault.
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.

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