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DM Weekly Digest 06/01/2023

I’ve seen behind the curtain of men like Andrew Tate – and I believe I know how to beat him


Without urgent intervention we may end up with a lost generation of young men, writes Sufyan Ahmed here.



‘We feel welcome now’: Brazilians of all kinds hail Lula as he takes office


Black, disabled, gay and trans citizens celebrate as Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva is sworn is as Brazil’s president.  Read more here.



Pelé was ensnared by ‘Brazilian-style racism’ but stood firm as dictatorship tried to keep him playing


Still in Brazil, Prof José Paulo Florenzano of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo considers Pelé’s incredible legacy off the field.  Read more here.



OCD: 'I was afraid to talk about it, but you shouldn't be'


Shaun, a black man, was afraid to talk about his OCD, but with the right help was able to - now he encourages others to do the same.  Read more here.



PlayStation accessibility controller unveiled to help players with disabilities


A new accessibility controller has been unveiled for the PlayStation 5, designed for players with disabilities.  Read more here.



'Sex is a taboo subject in India. If I can change that I’ll make women’s and LGBTQ+ lives better'


The education resources Leeza Mangaldas provides will, she hopes, lead to greater equality and improved sexual health and rights.  Read more here.



‘I went through the menopause before my mum did’


Imagine you're in your teens or 20s and you find out you're already in menopause. It wasn't how Emma, Soe-Myat and Elspeth had pictured their early adulthood. Their diagnosis was the start of a lonely journey to learn about a life event all women will experience with age but rarely talk about.  Read more here.



Iran frees top actress Taraneh Alidoosti jailed for government protest


Taraneh Alidoosti, the 38-year-old star of Asghar Farhadi's Oscar-winning 2016 film, "The Salesman," was released on bail, according to Tehran's semi-official ISNA news agency.  Read more here.



Events in January


They include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the Chinese New Year. More important dates here.