What’s Current: Effigy of Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo found hanging from tree

  • An effigy of Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo was found hanging from a tree in the Plaza 8 de Marzo in Compostela, Spain. A gesture that women’s organizations say is a threat to Vice President Calvo for her political position in support of women’s sex-based rights.
  • Contraception is unaffordable for most Venezuelan women due to US trade sanctions, resulting in women losing their ability to plan pregnancies. According to The New York Times, a pack of three condoms costs three times as much as the average monthly minimum wage.
  • New research suggests women under-report physical pain when examined by a male physician, findings which have implications for medical professionals and the treatment of women living with chronic pain.
  • A judge ruled that New Zealand’s Auckland Women’s Prison treated inmates in a “degrading” manner in a “concerted effort to break their spirit.” Women were pepper-sprayed in their cells, forced to strip in front of male guards, and held for extended periods in solitary confinement. Maori women account for 68 per cent of inmates, making them the most incarcerated group of indigenous women.
  • Amazon is accused of censorship for removing a book by Ryan T. Anderson titled When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. Anderson claims he was not notified of his book’s removal, which he believes occurred after he published an opinion piece opposing Biden’s Equality Act, which would replace sex with gender under the law.
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.