What’s Current: JK Rowling’s new book reaches No 1 spot on UK charts

  • Despite attacks and accusations of “transphobia,” JK Rowling’s recent book, Troubled Blood, sold almost 65,000 copies in just five days last week.
  • The New York Times reports young women are at the frontlines of pro-democracy demonstrations in Thailand, and are protesting “a patriarchy” that controls the country’s institutions.
  • An analysis of news coverage across six countries finds women’s voices were “drowned out” of reporting on COVID-19. According to the report, fewer than a fifth of experts quoted on the pandemic were women.
  • Florida prosecutors drop solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was accused of paying for sex acts at a day spa.

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.