What’s Current: Call to boycott Hershey’s after trans-identified male featured in Women’s Day promo

  • Women are calling for a boycott of Hershey’s after the company featured Fae Johnstone, a male trans activist, in an ad campaign for International Women’s Day 2023. Johnstone, executive director of Wisdom2Action consulting firm, was criticized for delivering a keynote address at Durham College on the 33rd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. In January, Johnstone led a coalition of 36 community groups in an attempt to ban Dr. Jordan B. Peterson from speaking at the Canadian Tire Centre. Johnstone protested my testimony against Bill C-16, Canada’s gender identity legislation, in 2017.
  • The Toronto Raptors have issued an apology after posting a video for Women’s History Month wherein point guard Malachi Flynn says women are “the only ones that can procreate.”
  • Peter Wolf, a 55-year-old correctional program officer at the Edmonton Institute for Women, has been charged with the sexual assault of a female inmate.
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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.