What’s Current: New Yorkers can now choose ‘X’ as their gender marker on state IDs

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  • Residents of New York now have the option to select “X” as their gender marker on all state-issued ID cards.
  • A researcher studying user behavior in the “metaverse” reports that her avatar was raped in the virtual space. Meta investors requested a review of harm done on the platform amid other virtual assault allegations, but shareholders rejected the idea.
  • The Times reports that the BBC changed the testimony of a rape victim to avoid “misgendering” the abuser.
  • A 21-year-old man broke into the Dallas Museum of Art, destroying $5 million worth of ancient artifacts, reportedly saying he did it because he was “mad at his girl.”