What’s Current: Notion that a ‘woman’s place’ is in the home has returned in an ‘aggressive way’ during the pandemic

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, director of UN Women, warns that the notion that a “woman’s place” is in the home has returned in an “aggressive way” as a result of women and girls bearing the burden of economic fallout during the pandemic.
  • The American Humanist Association withdrew its Humanist of the Year award bestowed on Richard Dawkins 25 years ago in response to a tweet calling for discussion on sex self-identification, saying, “Some men choose to identify as women, and some women choose to identify as men. You will be vilified if you deny that they literally are what they identify as. Discuss.”
  • A damages lawsuit brought forward in South Korea by survivors of wartime military sexual slavery, known as “comfort women,” was rejected by Seoul Central District Court.
  • UK organization LGB Alliance was granted charitable status amid backlash from critics on social media, who accuse the non-profit of being “transphobic”.
  • A woman in Cebu who accused a police sergeant of rape, and 10 other officers for extortion, was gunned down.
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.