What’s Current: Ontario teacher punished by school board for questioning pro-trans children’s books

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  • An Ontario teacher is told to stop speaking during a school board meeting after raising concerns over books on transgender issues being placed in the library for students as young as five. Carolyn Burjoski argued the books made it seem “cool” to  medically transition shortly before being kicked out of the meeting. 
  • A student feminist group in Turkey known as the “Campus Witches” demonstrated outside the country’s finance ministry against drastic price increases for menstrual products.
  • Prominent Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman is arrested in a night-time raid of her home, one of the most recent arrests of pro-democracy figures in Sudan since the country’s October military takeover.
  • A BBC investigation discovers girls as young as ten are being groomed in Romania to be trafficked to the U.K. for sex.
  • Social media app Giggle is under fire for being female-exclusive by using facial recognition technology to determine if new users are male or female.
Meghan McCarty

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