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What’s Current: UK government scraps sex self-identification reforms

What’s Current: UK government scraps sex self-identification reforms

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

  • The Conservative UK government has announced that plans to reform the GRA to allow self-identification of sex will be formally shelved.
  • Kelli-Jay Keen, founder of Standing for Women, was arrested in Leeds, UK, at Victoria Square, where a socially distanced group of women had gathered to discuss the 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA.) Police said the gathering broke the rules because it wasn’t a political meeting.
  • Girls throughout rural areas of several South Asian countries are at high risk of having to drop out of school to work, in order to make up for lost family income during the pandemic.
  • An Indian man in Uttar Pradesh cut open his pregnant wife’s stomach to try and see if she was carrying a male fetus, after giving birth to five daughters. The woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
  • Philippine Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri has proposed increasing the age of consent for determining statutory rape from 12 to 16, in order to protect girls from predators.
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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