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Women's Rights

British Psych. Society Defends Use of the word "Slut" To Refer to Clients

British Psych. Society Defends Use of the word "Slut" To Refer to Clients

The British Psychological Association (BPS) is under fire after encouraging psychologists to use "culturally specific or reclaimed" terms to refer to clients at their request, which included the word "slut." On January 6, Australian Psychotherapist Tania Marshall tweeted out a screenshot of a section from a BPS professional guideline pamphlet.

4W Staff
4W Staff
News
Canadian Gov't Redacted Results of Analysis into Impact of "Transgender Rights Bill" on Women

Canadian Gov't Redacted Results of Analysis into Impact of "Transgender Rights Bill" on Women

In early 2017, the Canadian Government rushed to pass Bill C-16 – informally known as the "transgender rights bill." C-16 added the terms “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Canadian Human Rights Act and to the Criminal Code. But most far-reachingly, it enshrined gender self-identification in law, and have a

4W Staff
4W Staff
Canada
It's Simple: Black Women Are Women. Men Are Not.

It's Simple: Black Women Are Women. Men Are Not.

I am a Black woman. Until one year ago, I didn’t realize just how hotly contested my identity was. For me, it was simply a material reality – experiences coded into my very existence, experiences  that inherently influenced how I both perceived and was perceived by others. But, blissfully ignorant

Jennifer Sieland
Jennifer Sieland
Black women
Reddit Has a Misogyny Problem

Reddit Has a Misogyny Problem

While feminist boards are censored on Reddit under the pretense of "transphobia," pornographic, anti-woman communities are allowed to persist without issue. On one such subreddit dedicated to misogyny, trauma, rape, and abuse porn, the moderator is a trans-identified male who regularly exposes himself in public. In the past, Reddit has

Anna Slatz
Anna Slatz
reddit
Chicago Public Schools Eliminating Single-Sex Washrooms

Chicago Public Schools Eliminating Single-Sex Washrooms

The CPS district is the third largest in the United States, including over 600 schools with a total of over 330,000 students.

4W Staff
4W Staff
men in women's spaces
Access to Single-Sex Toilets is a Women's Human Right

Access to Single-Sex Toilets is a Women's Human Right

In 2018, 90% of cases of sexual assaults, voyeurism and harassment happened in unisex facilities.

Andreia Nobre
Andreia Nobre
single-sex spaces
Fashion Brand Launches "Unisex Hijab"

Fashion Brand Launches "Unisex Hijab"

Italian fashion brand United Colors of Benetton is under fire for launching a "unisex hijab" line in collaboration with Tunisian-Italian rapper Ghali. The internet is abuzz with confusion and outrage after it was announced that the fashion group has released a multi-colored hijab line advertised for use by both men

4W Staff
4W Staff
Women's Rights