What’s Current: Hamas court bars women from travel without male guardian’s approval

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  • An Islamic court in the Gaza Strip has ruled that women in the Hamas-run area must have the permission of a male guardian to travel.
  • Amidst an onslaught of harsh anti-abortion laws in US state legislatures, Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill that would give the biological father of a fetus a veto on an abortion procedure.
  • A male student at Ireland’s Trinity College claimed to be female when registering for a women’s track meet and placed second, to prove a point about self-identification of sex. Gript reports:

“Con Óg Ó Laoghaire, 22, applied to run in the annual race after he was inspired by male rapper Zuby, who broke a female weightlifting record as a way of demonstrating the unfair advantage that male-born transgender athletes enjoy in women’s sports.”

  • Lebanese women are outraged over three more femicides, as the government reveals that domestic violence has doubled during lockdown.
  • The Irish charity, Women’s Aid, has reported that the incidence of image-based sexual harassment has increased during lockdown, noting that one in five women between the ages of 18 to 25 is subjected to intimate partner abuse of some kind.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.