What’s Current: Ontario school board defends teacher who wore massive prosthetic bust to class

  • An Ontario school district is “standing behind” a male high school teacher who reportedly began identifying as a transwoman a year ago and has been documented wearing obscenely large fake breasts during class. In a statement to parents, the school said: 

“As a school within the Halton District School Board (HDSB), Oakville Trafalgar High School recognizes the rights of students, staff, parents/guardians and community members to equitable treatment without discrimination based upon gender identity and gender expression.”

  • Over 30 Iranians are injured while protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was arrested and allegedly beaten by Tehran morality police for refusing to follow strict hijab rules.
  • Women in Turkmenistan seeking abortions are forced to bribe doctors for the procedure after the country’s new leader began enforcing a law that effectively bans abortion after five weeks pregnancy.
  • Women and children fleeing domestic violence are being housed in vacant office space due to ongoing capacity issues at a Hamilton crisis shelter for women and their families.
  • The New York Times reports a Russian disinformation campaign attempted to discredit the U.S. Women’s March, using social media to harass march organizers and pose as women criticizing “white feminism.”
Meghan McCarty

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