What’s Current: US lawmakers seek to protect women’s sports in wake of Biden executive order

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  • Republican lawmakers reintroduce the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act amid concerns that President Joe Biden’s executive order to include gender identity and sexual orientation in laws against sex-based discrimination will force schools to include males in women’s sports.
  • The Oxford Union is under fire for inviting Canadian columnist and academic sex researcher Dr. Debra Soh to speak at an online event. Dr. Soh has been accused of transphobia for her criticism of gender identity ideology.
  • The United Nations received reports of “serious allegations of sexual violence” in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region, where women and girls face rape kit and HIV drug shortages amid restrictions on humanitarian access.
  • A former South Korean speed skating coach is sentenced to over 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting double gold Olympic medallist Shim Suk-hee.
Meghan McCarty

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