What’s Current: Court rules intersex athlete Caster Semenya will not compete with women

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  • Intersex athlete Caster Semenya will not be allowed to compete with women according to a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • The poverty gap between men and women is projected to increase dramatically as a result of the pandemic, according to figures from UN Women. Initial estimates projected an increase of 2.7 per cent, whereas current estimates predict a 9.1 per cent spike: about 47 million women.
  • TEDxLondon prompted backlash on social media after replacing the word “women” with “womxn,” a term they claimed is more inclusive.
  • An attempt by the French government to ban an essay titled “I Hate Men” backfired, causing sales of the pamphlet to skyrocket.
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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