What’s Current: Tulsi Gabbard says House ban on gendered language denies ‘the very biological existence of women’

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  • Former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks out against the House’s recent ban on gendered language, saying it denies “the very biological existence of women.”
  • Sasha White, an assistant literary agent who lost her job after expressing feminist views on Twitter, launches the Free Speech Fund. 4W reports:

“The Free Speech Fund aims to organize the masses to resist cancel culture by providing material support to those who face economic consequences for exercising their right to freedom of speech.”

  • Two former Chinese journalists are convicted of defaming a third journalist by publishing sexual misconduct allegations against him. Zhou Xiaoxuan, the face of one of China’s most high-profile #MeToo cases, said she did not see the ruling as a defeat.
  • The national organization for Inuit women says the recent death of a Sanikiluaq mother highlights the need for adequate maternity and childbirth services in Nunavut.
  • Brazilian women are traveling to Argentina to seek out abortions and avoid risks and legal obstacles they face as a result of Brazil’s abortion ban, AP News reports.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.