What’s Current: International Olympic Committee says its guidelines for transgender athletes aren’t backed by science

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  • The International Olympic Committee admits its current guidelines for transgender athletes are no longer backed by science and are unfit for purpose, and plan to release new rules within the next two months.
  • Several high-profile female journalists say authoritarian governments in the Middle East targeted and harassed them with “hack-and-leak” attacks using the Pegasus spyware.
  • Lebanon’s economic crisis has caused the average cost of menstrual products to increase fivefold, forcing women into using dangerous alternatives.
  • Chinese-Canadian celebrity Kris Wu is arrested on suspicion of rape following online allegations that he lured underage girls into having sex with him.
Meghan McCarty

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