What’s Current: Johnson & Johnson sued over products marketed to black women amid cancer concerns

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  • A national black women’s group files a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company marketed its talcum-based products specifically to Black women despite evidence showing the products cause ovarian cancer.
  • Canadian policymakers are working to incentivize more women to work in the skilled trades as the country faces labor shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The short haircut of South Korean archer An San, who has won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, has sparked online abuse and anti-feminist backlash at home.
  • The government of Canada has announced the recipients of a $100 million “Feminist Response and Recovery” fund. Over 200 projects will receive funding to promote recovery from the economic impacts of the pandemic that disproportionately affect women and girls.