ICYMI is Fembot’s weekly news roundup, providing you last week’s feminist and social justice news. Check out what you may have missed every Monday.
- After a failed military coup on the Turkish government on Friday, a whopping 290 people have been killed, 1400 wounded, and over 6000 arrests have been made.
- After an inquiry into the impact of the Equality Act on disabled issues, a mere 8 out of 55 recommendations by the government have been accepted. It’s been deemed a “disgusting travesty” and a “wasted opportunity” by disabled campaigners Doug Paulley and Baroness Jane Campbell.
- Yet another terrorist attack hit the world last week, with Nice (France) as its victim. The killer drove a 20 ton truck into the Bastille Day celebration crowd, killing over 74 adults, 10 children, and injuring 202 in total.
- The all-female reboot of Ghostbusters is seeing mainly positive reviews, and despite backlash about its gender-bent cast, it’s more than clear that it is not only a kid friendly movie, but male-friendly.
- After noticing that there weren’t many resources for black queer and trans girls, activist Adwoa Afful decided to create ‘Black Futures Now’ a Toronto based public forum. Afful hopes that the group will help young LGBT+ girls find the opportunities that society is holding back from them.
[image via Sasha Nazim]
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