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"A lot of the people who’ve read early versions of the book have been surprised to learn that Myers and Briggs were women in the first place."
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"I was cranky and coddled, cosseted and stuck. My parents treated me alternately like I was a child and an adult, feeding me and then telling me things I didn’t want to know."
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"Society and American culture deny that class is even a thing in this country."
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Jen Doll 1h
I also wrote this piece about what it feels like to be a grownup slash forever-teen, especially when you're around your parents. Thanks to truly wonderful for editing and for giving it a place to live!
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"The far right does not respect the free and liberal exchange of ideas. It is not open to compromise, and it does not want a debate. It wants power."
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"In 2016, 's report showed that the wealthiest 62 individuals owned the same amount as the bottom half of the world’s population. This year, that number had dropped to 42: 3.5 dozen people with as much stuff as 3.5 billion."
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Michelle W. 3h
"Sunlight is neither literally nor figuratively the best disinfectant. Modern white supremacy does not grow like bacteria — it grows like a weed, aggressively, crowding out everything else that stretches towards the light."
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this is so moving, wow
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Krista Stevens 3h
's fantastic book, "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth" is out today! At , we're delighted to bring you an excerpt and 's interview with Sarah
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Laurie Penny 2h
No, I Will Not Debate You. my essay for on what we’re really talking about when we talk about no-platforming.
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"The worse danger is not the job itself but the devaluing of those who do it."
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"Black women, cartoonists suggested, posed a danger to the nation unless subject to white male control."
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"I was, by all accounts, an adult. Yet I was never really a grown-up, particularly not when my parents were around."
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"There are some stupid mistakes that only very smart people make, and one of them is the notion that a sensible argument seriously presented can compete with a really good piece of theatre."
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"If a large faction of the country is claiming that you don’t have a fair grievance, that is an incredibly difficult psychological tension to bear."
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"To run a family farm is to be a business owner in a complicated industry. But, unlike many jobs requiring smarts and creativity, working a farm summons the body’s intelligence, too."
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"Doctors in the hospital had been instructed to never speak of her illness in her presence, and visitors to our home signed an invisible contract before entering, agreeing to act as if her hospitalization was due to a case of pneumonia."
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"Virtually every Filipino citizen with an internet connection has a Facebook account. For many in one of the most persistently poor nations in the world, Facebook is the only way to access the internet."
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"The planet groans with people, and someday it will become too hostile for more. The mega-drought is looming, and my insides are dry. The world is burning, and I am 30 years old, and soon I will have to decide."
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"The cumulative effect of this game of jurisdictional Twister was that Fraser created a bond paying a good rate of interest, on which no one had to pay tax of any kind, and which could be turned back into cash anywhere."
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