What’s Current: Women in England nearly twice as likely as men to be prescribed addictive opiate painkillers

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  • British women are twice as likely as men to be given potentially addictive, opioid painkillers, and report that doctors often don’t investigate the underlying reasons why they might be in pain.
  • Egyptian women are concerned about new family law proposals that treat adult women as minors under the law, requiring the permission of male guardians to do things like marry or travel.
  • The Irish Women’s Lobby will be hosting a “Speak Up For Free Speech” webinar on Thursday April 29 to discuss cancel culture and the importance of free speech laws. The speakers include: Dr. Christine Gaffney, Lisa Mackenzie, Iselut White, and Meghan Murphy.
  • The Chinese social media platform, Douban, has shut down at least ten “6b4t” groups, an acronym that represents female independence and radical feminist resistance to male-dominated culture.
  • Afghan women worry that the Taliban will return to power and end women’s access to education after foreign troops withdraw, ending the 20-year American occupation of the country.
  • French legislators have increased the minimum age of consent to sexual contact to 15-years-old, with an exception for potential partners within five years of age.
Natasha Chart

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