What’s Current: Trans rights activists protest ‘transphobic’ BBC news coverage

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  • Trans activists gather outside the BBC’s headquarters to protest the broadcaster’s allegedly “transphobic” news coverage. The demonstration is in response to an article featuring interviews with lesbian women who claim feeling pressured to consider trans-identified males as partners.
  • A Saudi princess and her daughter are released after being detained for nearly three years without charge, according to her legal advisor. The princess and outspoken humanitarian went missing along with her adult daughter in 2019.
  • The Taliban bans women in Northern Afghanistan from using communal bath houses, an ancient tradition and most people’s only chance for warm bathing during winter.
  • The British Psychological Association is facing backlash for encouraging psychologists to use the word “slut” and other “culturally specific or reclaimed” terms to refer to clients.
Meghan McCarty

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