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  • The Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered a delay on a trans-identifying teenager’s double mastectomy surgery following a request from her mother, who opposes the procedure.
  • The Philippines Senate approved a bill criminalizing child marriage in a 21-0 vote. The “Girls Not Brides” act includes a measure penalizing child marriage with a 12 year jail term.
  • Police in Cancún opened fire on a crowd of women demonstrating against the country’s epidemic of femicide. 
  • An academic study by criminologist Prof Elizabeth Yardley found that the normalization of bondage, domination, and sado-masochism (BDSM) contributes to a “culturally approved script” for the “rough sex” defense in cases of murder. The alleged “rough sex” defense has increased by tenfold in the UK over two decades.
  • A statue erected in London dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft has drawn sharp criticism for depicting a small female figure in the nude.
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.