What’s Current: Portland ‘Let Women Speak’ event cancelled due to threats from Antifa and trans activists

  • Founder of women’s rights group, Standing for Women, Kellie-Jay Keen, cancelled her “Let Women Speak” event set to take place in Portland this week, following violent threats from ANTIFA and trans activists. She was told police could not protect her or the other women attending.
  • More than 200 women bodybuilders say they were coerced into explicit photoshoots for pornography websites by world bodybuilding officials, an investigation by the Washington Post reveals.
  • A Russian court rejects U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year jail sentence for drug charges. Griner remains in Russian prison after authorities arrested her at an airport near Moscow for possessing vape cartridges containing cannabis oil.
  • No women are appointed to top leadership roles within China’s ruling Communist Party for the first time in over two decades.
Meghan McCarty

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