What’s Current: New York bill would decriminalize sex trade survivors while punishing pimps and buyers

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  • A new bill in New York would decriminalize people trafficked in the sex industry while criminalizing buyers and purchasers. The “Nordic Model” style legislation was created by Sen. Liz Krueger with the assistance of sex trade survivors.
  • Parents in Scotland are being reported to authorities for “failing” to support a child that claims to be transgender.
  • Several US states are debating proposed laws which would limit women’s access to reproductive care: South Carolina’s bill would ban abortions with no exception for rape victims; Arizona’s bill would charge doctors and women with murder, as would a similar bill in Mississippi; Texas is seeking to restrict the time period for legal abortions; Missouri has become the first US state without an abortion provider.
  • A proposed law in India would grant salaries to housewives in an effort to support women’s economic autonomy.
  • A 10-year-old girl in Italy died after taking part in a “choking game” on the video-sharing app TikTok.
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.