What’s Current: Women are boycotting Ulta after featuring two males discussing ‘girlhood’ and motherhood on podcast

  • Women are boycotting U.S. beauty retailer Ulta after the company featured two trans-identified males discussing motherhood and girlhood on their podcast, “The Beauty Of…”
  • A 22-year-old Black woman in Missouri escapes captivity after being abducted, tortured, and held against her will by a man who she says killed several other Black women. The unnamed woman escaped less than one month after Kansas City police dismissed public concerns about a potential serial killer targeting local Black women and girls.
  • The Taliban introduces limits on what women can study at Afghanistan’s national university, refusing to allow female students to pursue journalism, economics, engineering, veterinary medicine, engineering, or agriculture.
  • Women prison guards in Portugal speak out against being made to body-search a trans-identified male inmate, as new rules require that prisons recognize inmates’ gender identity based on self-declaration.
  • Iran’s government is imprisoning more women’s rights activists and journalists as nationwide protests against the death of Mahsa Amini and Iran’s mandatory hijab law continue into their fourth week.
Meghan McCarty

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