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The Only Good Binary Is an Exploded Binary

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There’s been a ruffling of feathers in England over the results of a recent British survey, which asked a bunch of respondents to plot their sexuality somewhere along the Kinsey scale. Less than half the respondents — 46%, to be precise — between the ages of 18 and 24 defined themselves as exclusively heterosexual, leading to hand-wringing headlines proclaiming that “1 in 2 young Britons say they aren’t heterosexual.”
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Why Even ‘The New York Times’ Can’t Agree On Its Amazon Exposé

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Unless you’ve been hiding very adroitly, you’ve probably come across last week’s New York Times cover story, written by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld, which revealed the results of an in-depth investigation into the workplace practices at Amazon and drew some pretty disturbing conclusions. You may, however, have missed the follow-up from the paper’s Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, which questioned the original report. Taken together, the two pieces provide a neat summation of the debate around Amazon’s culture, and the implications that debate has for our society as a whole.
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Is Asking Stars to Define Their Sexuality the New “Are You a Feminist?”

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Asking stars if they’re feminists can be an exercise in frustration. I mean, it’s great when they say yes (Taylor, Lena, Beyoncé). But inevitably they will immediately be criticized for not being feminist enough, or be positioned as movement spokespeople. Either way, it leads to further blowups — welcome to the movement. Feminist stars, they’re just like us.
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