What’s Current: Mermaids under investigation for giving breast binders to girls

  • British trans lobby group Mermaids is under investigation after allegedly sending potentially harmful breast-binding devices to girls as young as 13-years-old.
  • Members of a Vermont high school girls’ volleyball team speak out over being told to change in single-stall toilets when they voiced discomfort with a trans-identified male teammate’s presence in dressing areas.
  • Taliban authorities open fire on a crowd of women protesting the recent suicide bombing of a Kabul school that killed dozens of young female students in a targeted attack against the Hazara ethnic group.
  • A sexual assault lawsuit filed against Chinese tech billionaire Richard Liu by a former University of Minnesota student is settled just hours before a jury was set to hear testimony, ending the legal battle seen as pivotal in China’s #MeToo movement.
  • A trans-identified male recently jailed in a U.K. women’s prison for sexually abusing seven children is transferred to a different prison wing after targeting a vulnerable female inmate for a “relationship,” an anonymous informant claims.
Meghan McCarty

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