What’s Current: Marches across Quebec demand better protection for Indigenous women

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  • Several marches across Quebec took place for the fifth annual World March of Women, urging province authorities to better protect Indigenous women from racial profiling and targeted violence.
  • Over 200 academics from top U.K. universities sign an open letter condemning harassment against gender critical academics from “trans activist bullies.” The letter to The Times says:

“This is not just an issue of freedom of expression. It is also an issue of harassment and discrimination. Universities are creating an intimidating and hostile environment for staff and students who recognise that sex matters. Most of the victims are female, and many are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.”

  • Iranian journalist and activist Sepideh Gholian is detained after publicly documenting torture and sexual abuse of women inmates she witnessed in prisons throughout Iran. 
  • Scottish government officials agree to eliminate the word “mother” from its maternity leave policy in response to pressure from trans rights activists to remove “gendered” words from official guidelines.
Meghan McCarty

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