What’s Current: Olympics to abandon rules on testosterone suppression for trans-identified male athletes

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  • The International Olympic Committee issued new guidelines which suggest that males who identify as transgender will not be required to reduce their testosterone levels in order to compete against women.
  • Filipino women’s rights activist Maria Salome Crisostomo-Ujano was arrested Sunday by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the charge of “rebellion”. Crisostomo-Ujano, 64, campaigned against domestic violence and child trafficking; the United Nations Children’s Fund identified the Philippines as the “global epicenter of the livestream sexual abuse trade.”
  • A study by the Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) of Malaysia found that only 34.3 per cent of the respondents supported the idea of consent. WAO researcher Anis Farid said the belief that “women want to be chased but play hard to get” was a prevailing narrative in Malaysian society.
  • Research by the National Federation for Women’s Solidarity finds nearly half of women surveyed in Switzerland reported experiencing violence at the hands of a partner.
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.