What’s Current: Larry Flynt dies at 78

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  • Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler magazine, passed away at the age of 78.
  • Saudi women’s rights campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul returned home to her family after being imprisoned for over 1,000 days. al-Hathloul was tried in a special court for terrorism for advocating for women’s right to drive and an end to the male guardianship system and is in the process of appealing her conviction.
  • Police in Thailand exposed an illegal international surrogacy ring trafficking babies to overseas buyers. The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau discovered the operation in 10 locations and arrested those involved, including the women being exploited. The organization was discovered after a woman gave birth to a baby with severe health issues.
  • Young women in the garment industry have been at the forefront of protests against the military coup in Myanmar, where women account for 90 per cent of garment workers.
  • US White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to answer a journalist’s question regarding a recent executive order requiring public institutions to include males in women’s sports and spaces.
  • Study finds that girls who used social media for at least two to three hours a day, then increased their social media use over time, were at higher risk for suicide. Increased social media use did not have the same impact on teenage boys.
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.