What’s Current: #RIPJKRowling is trending on Twitter in response to the release of her new book

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

  • The hashtag #RIPJKRowling is trending because gender identity activists seized on the occasion of the release of her new book, Troubled Blood, to talk about how much they want her dead. Star Wars actress, Gina Carano, from The Mandalorian series, is being subjected to similar harassment for refusing to put pronouns in her bio.
  • A Rwandan court has approved a couple’s request to use a surrogate mother to have a child, after another court denied their suit in June.
  • Egyptian women are using the hashtag #HopeStartsWithUs to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse.
  • A record 105,000 women in the UK are at high risk of serious harm or murder under pandemic lockdown conditions.
  • Florence Howe, a founding mother of women’s studies and the Feminist Press, has died at 91 years of age.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

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

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