Weekly round-up and open thread

It’s time for another weekly round-up where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.

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Queerbaiting – exploitation of a sign of progress? (BBC)

Ilhan Omar, AOC, and the silencing of women of color in Congress (Vox)

Divorce Law: Reform to end ‘blame game’ between couples (BBC)

Double discrimination: the economic gap between disabled women and the rest of the population (LSE blog)

Breaking News – Update from Facebook – Disability is not good for Facebook says: ‘Facebook’ (Simon Sansome, Ability Access)

Sex workers harassed, assaulted and illegally targeted for deportations amid culture of xenophobia after Brexit, campaigners say (The Independent, Maya Oppenheim)

Twitter thread from @dadtrans: I present the UK trans children ‘debate’ #Downwiththissortofthing (Twitter)

Dorchester hotel draped in rainbow flag as hundreds protest over Brunei gay stoning law author (Lucy Middleton, Metro)

Meet the artist who received backlash for painting God as a black woman (Mildred Europa Taylor, Face2Face Africa)

Julian Assange’s case makes it clear women’s rights are still secondary to political games (The Guardian)

The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to McBeth on Flickr. It is a photograph that shows an empty flag-pole set against a grey sky. It is raining. There is a rainbow which, because of its positioning, almost looks like a rainbow flag hanging from the pole.