What’s Present: Rhodes Scholarship celebrates first ‘trans’ scholar

  • Canadian media celebrates the “first trans lady Rhodes Scholar,” 24-year-old Julia Levy. The self-described “trans lady” plans to pursue a grasp’s diploma in computational chemistry subsequent fall, explaining, “There’s one thing very highly effective about coming right into a scholarship that was not supposed for you initially.” The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest graduate scholarship on the planet, was initially restricted to male candidates, however says now “choice is made with out regard to gender or gender identification.”
  • A 19-year-old man, who was aged 17 on the time of his offending, was discovered guilty of raping a 16-year-old lady two years in the past in New Zealand. Jack Arthur Prenter arrived at a party, “felt up” a number of ladies, then raped a 16-year-old who was handed out from consuming an excessive amount of, and had been put to mattress in a bed room.
  • Skate Canada, the nationwide governing physique for determine skating in Canada, will allow pairs to compete exterior the “male/feminine” binary, updating their definition of “workforce” from “one lady and one man,” to “two skaters.”


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