What’s Current: Femicides in France rose by a fifth in 2019 with over 145 women killed

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  • Femicides in France rose by a fifth over the past year, according to newly released data from the Interior Ministry. In 2019, 146 women were killed by a partner or ex-partner, up from 121 in 2018. Men were the perpetrators in 88 per cent of instances.
  • Documents obtained from a California Children’s Hospital confirm that puberty blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones result in sterilization. The informed consent forms were presented as evidence against claims to the contrary made by lawmakers who are supporting a bill to fund hormones and surgeries for minors.
  •  As the US celebrated the centennial of women’s suffrage on Tuesday, President Trump posthumously pardoned suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested in 1872 for voting. Critics called for Trump to rescind the pardon, claiming it undermined Anthony’s wishes.
  • Women in Japan hold only eight per cent of managerial positions, according to a national survey by Teikoku Databank.
Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.