What’s Current: UK census sparks outrage after adding gender self-identification to census

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  • UK’s Office for National Statistics prompted outrage among women’s groups for including gender self-identification on official census records.
  • The murder of three women in Lebanon has drawn attention to the recent doubling of domestic abuse reports. Last December, Lebanon outlawed sexual harassment, but the nation has yet to criminalize marital rape.
  • Women in Kuwait launched an online campaign focused on increasing awareness of sexual harassment and abuse, using the phrase “Lan asket,” or, “I will not be silenced.”
  • A UK man is found not guilty of murdering his wife after strangling her during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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.