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Pop culture loves to show teen boys jerking off, but girls never seemed to get the same attention. They are getting their happy ending now:
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Matthew Kassel 1h
My latest for on the best in alt-weeklies
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"The days of relatively uncomplicated American abortion access are, most likely, numbered. In fact, author believes it’s not a matter of if Roe will be overturned, it’s a matter of when."
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Soraya Roberts 3h
addendum: while researching my piece on the lack of teen girl masturbation in pop culture, i typed in the search term "teen girls masturbation" (i know) and, jesus, no wonder they're like: "i don't do that AND NEVER WILL":
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At , explores Stanford’s ties to ’s biggest employers, the evolution of its computer science curriculum, and its students’ changing views on what it means to work in tech:
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The Rumpus 3h
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Literary Canon Ball 14h
'Women could be harshly punished and humiliated simply for talking too much or too publicly or in a tone of voice that seemed grating or nagging. They were labeled scolds or gossips and...no concrete measure defined their transgression.’ via
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“Between April of 1926 and September of 1927 Mikhail Sholokhov performed a literary miracle. Never before — and never again — would a similar feat be accomplished.” Via
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Marya Zilberberg 7h
Wheee! My essay is up at ! Thank you, for your hard work to get it here.
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"He kept telling Bolbol about the siege, as if asking him not to forget, but Bolbol wanted very much to forget everything that had happened over the past four years. He felt like someone else — a stranger."
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“The idea of people not being curious saddens me, in general. Or to phrase it differently, I admire and fall in love with people who are curious.”
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"The first thing that I tell everybody is that the best thing to do is plan for what will happen if Roe is overturned and abortion is illegal."
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I think my dad had it right, wearing his ethnicity in public—the time to do it is before it’s too late. Just as abandoning civic involvement is an invitation to kill democracy, so hiding yourself under your sweatshirt is acquiescence to oppression.
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"A resolution to turn Atlantic City into a hub for climate science and conventions was passed through the Atlantic City Council... and the state legislature, but it’s unclear how committed lawmakers are to specifics just yet."
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": And the next book that I’m working on is going to be about American presidents. : Oh God! : I know. I know…. I know. I don’t know, Kate. I’m gonna try."
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"Caviar sends men on strange errands, so powerful is the stuff’s mythology."
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"On the shortlist of notorious American bank robbers, several had spent time in Chicago. That rich history added to the allure for Tom." Steven Leckart
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"The best way to remove the shame of masturbation among girls (and, later, women) is to be open about it."
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