What’s Current: JK Rowling’s essay on sex and gender named for BBC’s ‘Russell prize’

  • The BBC named J.K. Rowling for this year’s annual Russell prize for her essay regarding sex and gender issues, prompting backlash which resulted in the author of the article, Amol Rajan, removing his Twitter account.
  • A porn actor and producer for the now defunct GirlsDoPorn website pleaded guilty to federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges in part of an ongoing lawsuit brought forward by victims seeking damages.
  • Oklahoma senator Warren Hamiliton announced his intent to file a bill aimed at outlawing abortion in the state, despite federal law which grants women the right to reproductive health services.
  • Several notable female athletes, including Megan Rapinoe and Billie Jean King, signed a brief in support of allowing males who identify as transgender to compete in sports against women and girls.
  • Social media influencer Joselyn Cano died at the age of 30 after a botched plastic surgery procedure, the likes of which has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and been at the center of many other deaths.
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.