What’s Current: Afghanistan bomb attack targeting schoolgirls kills at least 85 people

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  • CNN reports that at least 85 people were killed in a bomb attack that targeted schoolgirls leaving class in Kabul, raising fear for women’s safety in Afghanistan after the impending American troop withdrawal.
  • Forty free speech campaigners say in a letter to The Sunday Times that dozens of women have been disciplined at work for openly questioning gender identity ideology. The letter claims some employers have signed up to a Diversity Champions scheme run by LGBT charity Stonewall, meaning employees who question “Stonewall law” risk punishment.
  • Muslim women in China’s Xinjiang region say the Chinese government is pushing invasive birth control procedures on them in an effort to subdue ethnic minority populations.
  • Police say a 24-year-old British woman who was murdered in Pakistan may have been killed by a gunman hired by two men whose marriage proposals she rejected.
Meghan McCarty

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