What’s Current: J.K. Rowling speaks out after trans activists post her home address on Twitter

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  • J.K. Rowling tweets that her home address was reportedly posted to Twitter by trans activists. She says she will “continue to speak up for women’s sex-based rights.”
  • Reuters reports child marriage in Afghanistan has increased alongside poverty rates since the Taliban seized power 100 days ago, with families even promising baby girls for future marriage in exchange for dowries.
  • A leaked email that compares lesbian women to “sexual racists” reveals LGBT lobby group Stonewall attempted to suppress a BBC investigation into claims that lesbians are being pressured to consider trans-identified males as partners. 
  • Pregnant women in Malawi are at risk due to the country’s dire drug shortage, which has caused nearly half of district hospitals to close operating theatres and cancel surgeries, including caesareans. 
Meghan McCarty

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