What’s Current: Hundreds take to the streets of Puerto Rico to protest mounting femicides

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  • Hundreds take to the streets of Puerto Rico to protest sex-based violence after two femicides occurred this weekend. Advocates say the country’s epidemic of violence against women has worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating 2017 Hurricane Maria.
  • Amazon refuses to stop selling journalist Abigail Shrier’s book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” after employees complained it violates company policy against selling books “that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”
  • German police shut down one of the biggest child pornography darknet websites in the world in a series of raids where four of the platform’s 400,000 members were arrested.
  • Edinburgh University lecturers are handed a list of banned “microinsults” under new guidance that suggests certain phrases and terms like “man” and “woman” are offensive to trans-identified people.
Meghan McCarty

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