What’s Current: Hundreds of Sudanese women rally against sex-based violence

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  • Hundreds of Sudanese women rallied in Khartoum this Thursday, asking their government to scrap discriminatory laws and adopt international standards for women’s equality.
  • A new study indicates that sex stereotypes predispose doctors and other medical professionals to take women’s pain less seriously, and to assume that they’re exaggerating it.
  • Former U.S. congresswoman, Katie Hill, writes that so-called revenge porn shouldn’t be considered free speech, after a UK judge dismissed her lawsuit against the Daily Mail for publishing leaked nude images of her.
  • A trans-identified male prisoner is suing the State of Georgia for transfer to a women’s prison, over claims that prison officials have failed to protect him from sexual violence perpetrated by other male inmates.
  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has sparked outrage from women’s rights campaigners after suggesting that the rise in men raping women was a result of women’s clothing choices.
Natasha Chart

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