What’s Current: Boris Johnson rejects calls for misogyny to be made a hate crime because it would ‘overload’ police

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  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out the possibility of prosecuting misogyny as a hate crime, arguing it would burden the justice system and make prosecuting rape and domestic violence more difficult.
  • Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells of New South Wales criticized the inclusion of trans-identified males in consideration for the national Woman of the Year award, saying, “I think the pendulum has swung too far under this pretense of inclusion.”
  • A man in Ireland accused of stabbing to death a woman he had an intimate relationship with has claimed that he was “playing a sexual game”.
  • Two dozen soccer players from Venezuela’s women’s league have accused former coach of the national team, Kenneth Zseremeta, of sexual abuse and harassment that continued over a period of years, with one woman saying she was abused when she was just 14-years-old.
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.