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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Liberate Hong Kong and sex: The pro-democracy activists hoping to shatter stereotypes on YouTube (Rachel Wong, HKFP)

Will Japan’s Government Follow Universities’ Lead on Trans Rights? (Anjelica Jarrett, Human Rights Watch)

Poland braces for more anti-government protests over abortion law (Euronews)

How Stacey Abrams is turning the tide in Georgia (Michelle Ruiz, Vogue)

‘This is our moment … I love you’: Cori Bush’s electrifying victory speech (Cori Bush, The Guardian)

From the article: “She’s a single mom. She’s a nurse. She was a Covid patient. And now she’s the first Black woman from Missouri to be elected to Congress. This is what she said on election night”.

The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late? (Edmund Lee, The New York Times)

Anne Hathaway Apologizes For ‘The Witches’ Remake Character Design After Disability Community Backlash – Update (Tom Grater, Deadline)

Well-done steak and spray tans (Body Liberation Photography)

From the article: “Where do we learn that there is a narrow range of makeup application and technique that looks “right” and that anything outside that is wrong? Why is a dramatic cat-eye (on a person with the appropriately feminine gender presentation) admirable, where a kabuki mask of spray tan is laughable? Why is a (young, thin, white) woman who’s been photoshopped into china-doll flawlessness #goals, but an older woman who’s put on way too much eyeshadow is a farce? What is too little? What is too much?”

The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to Riik@mctr on Flickr. It is a photograph of a clear blue winter sky with wispy white clouds. The silhouette of a tree and possibly a streetlight and house can be seen in the bottom left of the photo.