What’s Current: Scottish women’s group stops redefinition of ‘woman’ in UK Equality Act

  • Grassroots women’s group For Women Scotland wins a legal appeal to stop the Scottish government from changing the definition of “woman” to include men in the U.K. Equality Act.
  • A CTV W5 investigation explores allegations made by Indigenous women who say they were sterilized against their will by Canadian doctors. Currently, there are five proposed class action lawsuits involving thousands of Indigenous women in multiple states who were allegedly forcibly sterilized.
  • New CDC data reports a sudden increase in teenage girls in the U.S. seeking emergency care for eating disorders and other mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A judge approves a decision to allow trans-identified Scots to self-identify their sex in Scotland’s 2022 census, throwing out a legal challenge brought on by feminist organization Fair Play For Women.
Meghan McCarty

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