What’s Current: FINA votes to restrict trans-identified males from elite women’s swimming competitions

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  • Global swimming body FINA votes to restrict trans-identified males from competing in elite women’s competitions and create an “open” category for some events. According to the new policy, trans-identified males are only eligible “provided they have not experienced any part of male puberty beyond Tanner Stage 2 [which marks the start of physical development], or before age 12, whichever is later.”
  • Newley-elected Victorian Greens Convenor Linda Gale is ousted from the role over a 2019 paper in which she argued against banning statements like “there are two sexes” within the party.
  • Kellie-Jay Keen and other campaigners faced a mob of masked trans activists who harassed and intimidated them during a peaceful feminist demonstration held at Bristol Speaker’s Corner.
  • Women in England with mental health issues are disproportionately given electric shock treatment despite warnings that the practice can cause irreparable brain damage.
Meghan McCarty

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