What’s Current: Protests across Quebec demand more action on domestic violence

  • Hundreds in cities across Quebec protested this weekend, demanding the province’s government do more to prevent domestic abuse after eight women were killed by their partners or ex-partners within eight weeks.
  • Supporters of feminist academic Dr. Holly Lawford-Smith were intimidated and “verbally abused” by Melbourne University trans activists protesting against a website created by Dr. Lawfird-Smith for women and girls to share how gender identity legislation has impacted them.
  • The LA Times reports California is starting to transfer trans-identified inmates into women’s prisons upon request. Prisons spokeswoman Terry Thornton says prisoners can self-report their gender identity, stirring fear among female inmates.
  • Lawyers for disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein launch an appeal to reverse his rape and sexual assault convictions and grant him a new trial.
  • Chad’s government says three soldiers accused of at least three rapes in Niger, including that of an 11-year-old girl, were arrested and will face punishment.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.