What’s Current: Taliban warns Afghan women to stay home because soldiers are ‘not trained’ to respect them

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  • The Taliban has warned working women to stay at home, suggesting they would not be safe from the group’s soldiers, who are “not trained” to respect them, and in order to avoid being “hurt.”
  • A U.S. federal court heard a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the Department of Corrections’ policy of housing prison inmates according to sex. The ACLU is seeking to overturn the policy in Washington, D.C., with the goal of replacing sex-based protections for women in prison with “gender identity.”
  • The only U.S. state to allow legalized brothels, Nevada, also arrests the largest number of underage girls who are sex trafficked.
  • The Chhattisgarh High Court of India ruled that marital rape is not a crime if the victim is over the age of 15, “even if it was by force or against her wish.”
  • British actor Simon Callow, who was involved in the protests that led to the formation of LGBT charity Stonewall, criticized the organization’s stance on gender identity, accusing the group of “extraordinarily unproductive militancy” which infringes women’s rights and can put pressure on young gay people to transition.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.