What’s Current: Proposed gender self-identification law sparks feminist backlash in Spain

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  • Feminists in Spain are speaking out against a planned reform that will allow people to legally change their gender without any official verification of gender dysphoria.
  • A man is charged for sending a “vicious threat” to SNP MP Joanna Cherry the same day she was sacked from the party’s frontbench team after publicly opposing SNP support of gender self-identification.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison administrators refuse to remove the Women’s Liberation Front from an upcoming job fair amid accusations of transphobia from liberal student groups.
  • A bill protecting victims of revenge porn proposed in response to Lauren McCluskey’s sextortion case was unanimously approved by a U.S. House of Representatives committee. KUTV reports:

“The measure comes after a University of Utah campus police officer showed explicit photos of McCluskey to male co-workers in a setting not related to the sextortion investigation against her ex-boyfriend and eventual murder, Melvin Rowland. Charges were not filed against the officer.

Currently, state law requires revenge porn victims to suffer emotional distress for charges to be filed. Hall said this prohibited charges from being filed in McCluskey’s case.”

Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

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