What’s Current: Graphic footage of woman being assaulted in bar sparks outrage in China

  • Graphic footage of a woman being assaulted in a bar bathroom has sparked outrage over violence against women in China. This attack is the second this month to make national headlines for public violence against women.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday protecting legal access to contraception.
  • A state judge has ruled that abortion clinics in Louisiana can continue operating until a lawsuit challenging the state’s near-total abortion ban is resolved.
  • The Associated Press Stylebook has issued a “Topical Guide” for transgender coverage encouraging writers to use “unbiased language” and to “avoid false balance [by] giving a platform to unqualified claims or sources in the guise of balancing a story by including all views.” The guide encourages writers to refer to subjects according to their preferred gender identity and condemns “deadnaming” (referring to a transgender person’s previous name) because that “can be akin to using a slur and can cause feelings of gender dysphoria to resurface.”