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China’s Selfie Obsession

Meitu’s apps are changing what it means to be beautiful in the most populous country on earth.<p>HoneyCC likes to say that she scarcely remembers the last time someone called her by her given name, Lin Chuchu. She took her online name from a 2003 movie starring Jessica Alba, about an aspiring hip-hop …

Prince Harry

How to Save the Internet from Donald Trump

Politics has turned social media into a war zone. On the latest episode of Inside the Hive, lawyer and tech visionary Tim Wu explains how Trump hijacked our attention, and what it will take to regain our sanity.<p>Even before <b>Donald Trump</b> left the real-estate and frozen-steak business to run for public …

Donald Trump

Sex between snow monkeys and sika deer may be 'new behavioural tradition'

Following a report of monkey-deer interactions earlier this year, researchers have now recorded the behaviour in another group of monkeys<p>Sexual interactions between snow monkeys and sika deer could be a new behavioural tradition within a group of monkeys observed in Japan, researchers have …

Monkeys

Net neutrality repeal means you're going to hate your cable company even more

No one wanted to see big service providers turn the Internet into the cable industry, with its high prices and relatively few choices. But that's what's about to happen.<p>If you’re like most Americans, odds are you’re not a fan of your cable company. You can probably think of at least one experience …

Net Neutrality

With Moore’s defeat, #MeToo movement forces a reckoning

Republican Roy Moore’s stunning defeat in Alabama marked a watershed moment for the national movement around the issue of sexual abuse.<p>The allegations that Moore had made sexual advances on girls as young as 14 decades ago, when he was in his 30s, had created a real contest out of what should have …

Elections

This is the only country where dads spend more time with kids than moms

From paid paternity leave to universal daycare, Finland is closing the gender gap. What can it teach the rest of the world?<p>America is failing mothers. Help us change that<p>To Americans and Britons, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family …

Parenting

Mothers of young children, take heart: This chart shows things will get better

Becoming a parent is overwhelming. Babies require endless care and attention, and moms end up taking on a lot more of it, from feeding them to soothing them to playing with them. As babies become toddlers, mothers still tend to do more than fathers, but the gap is much smaller.<p>In part, this is …

Parenting

Mira Sorvino, Natasha Henstridge and More Weinstein Accusers Gather to Reveal What Happened After They Came Forward

Nine industry women share what it was like to expose long-kept secrets and create a movement of solidarity by calling out the media mogul for …

Mira Sorvino

The Time-Wasting Magic of Online Real Estate Listings

I am not sure when exactly it started, but for a few early years of our relationship, this is how my now-husband Dustin and I filled the void: by …

Real Estate

The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

BERKELEY, Calif. — The house at 1310 Haskell Street does not look worthy of a bitter neighborhood war. The roof is rotting, the paint is chipping, and while the lot is long and spacious, the backyard has little beyond overgrown weeds and a garage sprouting moss.<p>The owner was known for hoarding junk …

Marketing

A Unified Theory of Meme Death

Why do some memes last longer than others? Are they just funnier? Better? And if so, what makes a meme better?<p>Memes aren’t built to last. This is an accepted fact of online life. Some of our most beloved cultural objects are not only ephemeral but transmitted around the world at high speed before …

Memes

Most Americans are gender fundamentalists

If aliens were to land in the United States in the wake of the #MeToo movement, they would likely deduce that among America’s primary ways of maintaining social order is placing men who abuse women in positions of power. They would surely conclude after a cursory investigation that gender dictates …

Gender

The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly

<i>“Anything you want.<br>Anyone you want.<br>Anywhere you want.<br>Anyway! Anyway!”</i><br>—Priests, “Pink White House” (2017)<p>Imagine you are in an airport, and you have …

Voucher Schools Championed By Betsy DeVos Can Teach Whatever They Want. Turns Out They Teach Lies.

These schools teach creationism, racism and sexism. They’re also taking your tax dollars.<p>PORTLAND, Ore. ― It was late morning in an artsy cafe, the smell of coffee and baked goods sweetening the air, and Ashley Bishop sat at a table, recalling a time when she was taught that most of secular …

Religion

Why Has R. Kelly’s Career Thrived Despite Sexual-Misconduct Allegations?

Each day brings news of men who have abused their positions of wealth, fame, and power to engage in sexual harassment and assault. Yet, as the list of perpetrators grows ever longer, the name of the Chicago singer, songwriter, and producer R. Kelly is conspicuously absent from those belatedly …

Jerry Lee Lewis

The Insidious Economic Impact of Sexual Harassment

Up to 85% of women report that they have been sexually harassed at work, according to a 2016 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What happens next is often not captured in numbers, but in the fine-print details of recent media reports. Whether the industry is media, …

Gender

Why Even Simpsons Fans Should Have a Problem With Apu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on his thought-provoking documentary, which examines the troubling life and legacy of Hank Azaria’s Simpsons staple.<p><b>Hari Kondabolu</b> wants you to know that he loves <i>The Simpsons.</i> Seriously. But he has a bone to pick with Apu Nahasapeemapetilon—or at least the way the character …

TV

From Louis Armstrong to the N.F.L.: Ungrateful as the New Uppity

Sixty years ago, Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas, became a flash point in the nascent civil-rights movement when Governor Orval Faubus refused to abide by the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Faubus famously deployed the state’s National Guard to prevent nine …

Donald Trump

Why Net Neutrality Matters

Next month, Amazon, Netflix, and dozens of other companies and organizations will host a "day of action" aimed at saving net neutrality as we know …

Net Neutrality

”Metoo är ett avgrundsskri om inkompetenta chefer”

Bakom den senaste tidens upprop under de fyndiga hash­taggarna #metoo, #tystnadtagning, #visjungerut, #medvilkenrätt, #närmusikentystnar, …

Net neutrality repeal: What is it, and why will it change the internet for the worse?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under the direction of President Trump, is set to end net neutrality.<p>The move will have a huge effect on …

Net Neutrality

Så många män fick lämna sina jobb efter #MeToo

1. Harvey Weinstein, filmproducent, USA<br>Det var offentliggörandet av Harvey Weinsteins övergrepp som var gnistan som inspirerade skådespelaren Alyssa …

De släckta facklorna kan tändas igen i hemlighet

Det finns en inre hemlig längtan som det kan vara svårt att finna ett språk för.Eric Schüldt berättar om en enkel gåva som denna höst kom förändra …

Lähdekritiikki riittää – sääntelystä ei tarvitse edes puhua: Suomen media­politiikassa on vallalla malli Cajander

KOLUMNI: Trollit ovat voittaneet, jos erimielisyys aletaan tulkita informaatiovaikuttamiseksi, kirjoittaa Anu Koivunen.

The Backlash Is Coming

On <b>this week’s episode</b> of my podcast, <b>I Have to Ask</b>, I spoke with Rebecca Traister, a writer-at-large for <i>New York</i> magazine and the author of the books</i> …

Feminism

Writer Leaves Lenny Letter Citing Lena Dunham’s ‘Well-Known Racism’

After <i>Girls</i> writer and executive producer Murray Miller was accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner issued …

Feminism

Why Women Are Happier Being Single, According To A New Report

Gone are the days where a woman’s romantic status defined her, or being single made her feel insecure. For many, this represents independence and the …

Relationships

Sarah Silverman on Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct: ‘I Love Louis, but He Did These Things’

Sarah Silverman addressed Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct in the opening of this week’s episode of her Hulu series “I Love You, America.” “This recent …

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN)</b> -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.<p>Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.<p>One of the unidentified men being sold in the …

Refugees