What’s Current: Wisconsin school district files sexual harassment complaints against students for using ‘incorrect pronouns’

  • A Wisconsin school district launches a sexual harassment investigation against three middle schoolers for refusing to refer to a student with “they” and “them” pronouns. The school district cited Title IX — the civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education settings that receive federal funding — as the basis for the complaint and investigation. President Joe Biden’s administration recently added “gender identity” to the law, meaning American schools must now operate “in a nondiscriminatory manner free of discrimination based on sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity.”
  • Israeli forces storm the funeral procession of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was allegedly shot dead by Israeli military while reporting on a raid in the occupied West Bank.g
  • Prostituted women in Africa and Southeast Asia are being used as test subjects for new HIV prevention medications without proper informed consent, in U.S.-backed trials that go back decades.
  • The ACLU files to intervene in a lawsuit alleging four women inmates were sexually abused by trans-identified males in California prisons, claiming there is no biological difference between males and females in court documents.
Meghan McCarty

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