What’s Current: Instagram censors biologist for saying male athletes have advantages in certain sports; calls the data ‘hate speech’

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  • Instagram moved to censor a post by a biologist who used a peer-reviewed study to highlight the advantages of male athletes in certain sports activities. Colin Wright stated that the platform is refusing to appeal their decision, citing the scientific data as “hate speech.”
  • Fifteen inmates in the women’s facility at the Federal Correctional Complex Coleman in Florida report that they were sexually assaulted by prison officers. Senator Marco Rubio told the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons that he’s “deeply concerned” about the failure to protect female inmates.
  • The death of a 15-year-old girl who died while giving birth has sparked an outcry against the practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe. The practice has been outlawed in the country but still continues, with over a third of girls married before the age of 18.
  • Ministers at Holyrood have faced criticism for their public health campaign urging “anyone with a cervix” to get a smear exam rather than directly addressing women.