What’s Current: Leading group of UK girls’ schools refuse to accept male pupils who ‘identify’ as girls

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  • A leading group of U.K. girls’ schools refuse to accept trans-identified male students in order to protect their status as a single-sex institution, according to the Girls’ Day School Trust’s updated gender identity policy.
  • Women in China are skeptical about a recent government move to overhaul and improve women’s rights laws for the first time in decades. Despite proposed changes, the New York Times reports grassroots women’s rights activists are still detained in China, while the country’s #MeToo movement is being suppressed.
  • An app that displayed over 100 prominent Muslim women as “for sale” is taken down by authorities, the second attempt in less than a year to harass Muslim women in India by “auctioning” them online.
  • Free birth control is now available to all women under 25 in France, expanding an action plan to ensure young women don’t stop taking contraception because they can’t afford it.
Meghan McCarty

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