What’s Current: Sasha White allegedly fired over tweet about gender identity

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

  • A woman was allegedly fired from her position at a New York literary agency over a Tweet on her personal account that read: “Being vulnerable to male violence does not make you women.”
  • The Australian state of Victoria has imposed “gag laws” preventing victims of rape and sexual abuse from speaking out about their experiences using their real names. Any sexual assault victim found guilty of breaking the law could face a prison term of up to four months.
  • UK women seeking aid from abusive partners are reporting greater levels of violence during lockdown, according to women’s organizations in London.
  • The Berlin International Film Festival plans to stop awarding separate acting prizes to men and women beginning next year.
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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