What’s Current: Play rebrands Joan of Ark as ‘non-binary’

  • A new play, I, Joan, rebrands Joan of Ark as “non-binary.”
  • A Welsh government website erased the terms “women” and “girls” from guidance on menstruation, referring to women as “people who bleed.” The erasure caused such backlash that the NHS is now reinstating “women” and “girls” in guidance on periods. 
  • PBS reveals the Taliban is jailing women without trial for “moral crimes” such as leaving their husbands or traveling without a male relative.
  • A British government statement on gender equality is edited to remove commitments to reproductive health rights and bodily autonomy after presenting a former U.S. envoy and anti-abortion campaigner with an award.
Meghan McCarty

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