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The Gender Divide

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    I can't believe we have to say this: Pulling a "New Yorker Zoom Incident" at work is a bad thing

    I can't believe we have to say this: Pulling a "New Yorker Zoom Incident" at work is a bad thing

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    Salon - Erin Keane

    You try to live a life of culture and refinement, as my friend Greg likes to say; you even re-up your lapsed subscription to The New Yorker every time the discount rolls back around and have the tote bag collection to show for it. And yet on an otherwise unremarkable Monday you find yourself …

    Unapologetic Black women are taking back our power

    Unapologetic Black women are taking back our power

    I am Black and alive, and that's half the battle today. Seriously. I woke up. No cops shot me in my sleep or on the street. I didn't get charged with a crime I didn't commit. A white person didn't tell me I didn't live in my house and call the cops. I didn't have a heart attack or stroke from high …

    Why are sitcom dads still so inept?

    Why are sitcom dads still so inept?

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    Salon - Erica Scharrer

    From Homer Simpson to Phil Dunphy, sitcom dads have long been known for being bumbling and inept. But it wasn't always this way. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, sitcom dads tended to be serious, calm and wise, if a bit detached. In a shift that media scholars have documented, only in later decades did …

    "Too bad you were born a girl"

    "Too bad you were born a girl"

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    Salon - Helena Ku Rhee

    Growing up, I rarely heard my parents complain about their adopted country, the U.S. But whenever they grumbled about the plumber's refusal to remove his shoes before entering our home or the overabundance of butter in American meals, my perpetual question to them was: "Why'd you immigrate here …

    For linguists, it was the decade of the pronoun

    For linguists, it was the decade of the pronoun

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    Salon - Reed Blaylock

    On Jan. 3, the American Dialect Society held its 30th annual “Word of the Year” vote, which this year also included a vote for “Word of the Decade.” It was the year — and the decade — of the pronoun. In a nod to shifting attitudes about gender identities that are nonbinary — meaning they don’t neatly …

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