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What’s Current: SNP Gender Recognition Act critic barred from standing as MSP

What’s Current: SNP Gender Recognition Act critic barred from standing as MSP

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

Caroline McAllister, an SNP councillor and convener of the party’s Women’s Pledge group.
  • Women’s Pledge leader Caroline McAllister has been barred from standing as a MSP, leading some to speculate that her criticism of the Gender Recognition Act has stalled her political career.
  • The Supreme Court rules the RCMP pension plan discriminates against women and violates the Canadian Charter for Rights and Freedoms. The ruling states women who enrolled in the RCMP’s job-sharing programme while raising young children were unfairly denied the chance to bolster their pensions.
  • Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin is receiving “enormous” backlash for posing for a magazine in a blazer with no shirt underneath, sparking debate about sexism in Finland.
  • The Independent reports thousands of Xinjiang women are being targeted in a Chinese campaign to assimilate ethnic minorities through alleged forced abortions, sterilisations, mass internment, and family separations.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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