What’s Current: Female rowers speak out against US Rowing’s new policy, allowing males to compete in girls’ and women’s events

  • A group of female former Olympic rowers are speaking out against US Rowing’s updated Gender Identity Policy, which permits males, with or without testosterone suppression, to compete in girls’ and women’s events.
  • As the sex trafficking problem in the Bay area worsens, one San Francisco supervisor is pitching the idea of a red-light district. Supervisor Hillary Ronen says, “What we want to do is push our state legislature to legalize sex trade in California. This would allow localities to regulate the trade and keep people safe.” Places that have experimented with legalized prostitution, like Germany, have found this results in more trafficking, though, not less.
  • In an interview on Emily Ratajkowksi’s podcast, High Low, model and founder of Amber Rose’s Slutwalk, Amber Rose, said her nine-year-old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, “defends sex work.” Rose explains that she told Thomaz about OnlyFans when he was young and that “the income she generates on the platform sustains their lifestyle.”
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.