What’s Current: Top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

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  • Melissa DeRosa, top aide to New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resigns after a report concluded Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. The review claims DeRosa covered up the allegations and retaliated against one of Cuomo’s accusers.
  • The BBC faces backlash for demanding employees tell bosses their gender identity in an internal survey. A group of female employees fear asking for gender identity rather than sex will distort gender pay gap figures.
  • Women who survived acid attacks in Mexico are uniting to speak out against the country’s high rates of violence against women and femicide.
  • Demonstrations were held in Delhi to demand justice for lower caste women and girls who are victims of sexual violence. The protests are in response to the rape and murder of a 9-year-old Dalit girl, which police allegedly tried to cover up.
  • Kara Dansky of the U.S. Chapter of Women’s Human Rights Campaign raises concern over prisons that house trans-identified males with women on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
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