What’s Current: New York Times runs ad suggesting people ‘imagine’ Harry Potter without JK Rowling

  • The New York Times faces criticism after running an ad campaign that celebrates the imaginary exclusion of Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling. The billboard reads: Lianna is imagining Harry Potter without its creator.”
  • Lia Thomas, a trans-identified male swimmer for The University of Pennsylvania, won an Ivy League Championship in the 500-yard freestyle. Thomas’ time set a new Harvard pool record, but his eligibility has been hotly contested.
  • A male student at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan (UBCO) campus has admitted to secretly filming as many as seven women while he used a “gender inclusive” restroom on campus. Police initially discouraged a victim from filing charges, citing concern for the student’s future prospects.
  • Ecuador has approved new legislation to allow women and girls to access abortions in the event of rape.