What’s Current: UPenn faces backlash after nominating Lia Thomas for NCAA ‘Woman of the Year’ award

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  • Trans-identified male swimmer Lia Thomas is nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 2022 “Woman of the Year” award by the University of Pennsylvania, sparking outrage among female athletes and campaigners.
  • Trans activists in France destroy a mural honoring victims of “shaken baby syndrome” created by grieving mothers in collaboration with French feminist collective L’Amazone.
  • The BBC apologizes for hosting trans-identified male athlete Fallon Fox on a radio interview on women’s sports, claiming to have “no idea” that the former martial arts fighter bragged about “smacking up” women.
  • A tribal council in Pakistan bans women from visiting public places for tourism and entertainment, threatening to crack down on women’s “unethical” activities if Pakistan’s government refuses to implement the decision.
Meghan McCarty

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