What’s Current: British woman sues after rape crisis charity allows male to join women’s support group

  • An anonymous British woman sues a rape crisis charity for allowing a trans-identified male to join a women’s support group without offering a female-only alternative, leaving her uncomfortable speaking openly about her trauma. The charity, Survivors’ Network says it plans to defend the claim, explaining that while male victims of sexual violence are referred to other services, “trans women are welcome into all of our women-only spaces.”
  • Rachel McKinnon (aka Veronica Ivy, ne Rhys McKinnon) claims on The Daily Show that trans-identified males are female and should compete in sport as such.
  • The Toronto Police publish a news release requesting “the public’s assistance locating a missing woman.” The man is described as “5’10″, with a thin build, shaggy blonde hair, and a full goatee.”
  • Police are investigating a death threat against JK Rowling after a trans activist tweeted a picture of the author, her family’s address, an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.