- Reddit says it has cut ties with former UK politician Aimee Knight after multiple subreddits protested the banning of a moderator who posted an article that mentioned Knight in passing. Knight, a trans-identified male who was an admin at Reddit, has previously faced backlash for associating with pedophiles. Business Insider reports:
“Knight was suspended from the Green party in 2018 after choosing her father, who was later charged with violent sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl, to be her election agent in a 2017 political campaign. She was also suspended by the Liberal Democrats in 2019 after tweets about child sex fantasies appeared on her fiancé’s account, per the Times.”
- New Zealand lawmakers unanimously approve a motion to offer paid bereavement leave to workers who suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth, becoming the second country in the world to do so.
- U.S. Women’s National Soccer team members Megan Rapinoe and Margaret Purce visit the White House to advocate for equal pay. According to team captain Rapinoe:
“I’ve helped, along with all of my teammates here, to win four World Cup championships on behalf of my country, and four Olympic gold medals. Despite those wins, I have been devalued, disrespected and dismissed because I am a woman. I have been told I don’t deserve any more than less because I am a woman.”
- A new study suggests the number of victims of revenge porn has nearly doubled in the past two years, with women making up the majority of victims.