What’s Current: Quidditch rebrands as ‘quadball’ to distance itself from J.K. Rowling

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  • Harry Potter-inspired sport, quidditch,” will now be called “quadball” in an effort to distance the sport from author J.K. Rowling and her views on gender identity ideology and women’s rights.
  • Iranian women’s rights groups campaigning on social media report facing harassment and spam by tens of thousands of fake bot accounts despite repeatedly alerting Instagram parent company, Meta.
  • An Ontario police board asks for public input as it prepares to ask the federal government to add femicide to Canada’s Criminal Code and address the nation’s “crisis” of deadly violence against women.
  • News outlets report a steady decline in women wearing the hijab across North Africa, according to BBC News.
Meghan McCarty

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