What’s Current: Facebook censors political ad questioning fairness of trans-identified male athletes in female sports

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  • A US political campaign ad questioning legislation that allows trans-identified male athletes to participate in women’s sports was censored by Facebook.
  • The Japan Times reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has split surrogate babies from their families and increased exploitative practices, including reviving a black market for surrogacy.
  • Several North Korean women defectors claim they were sexually assaulted by police officers assigned to protect them. Earlier this month, two high-ranking intelligence officers were indicted on charges of raping a defector multiple times.
  • Kenya’s top judge advised the president to dissolve Parliament due to its inability to meet a minimum requirement for women’s representation.
  • A top member of Japan’s ruling party describes the country’s politics as a “democracy without women”, days after the new prime minister appointed only two female MPs to his cabinet.
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.