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

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

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

  • 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.

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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