Every single work of art—every single institution, every group—can’t be about every person. Inclusivity should mean that every person is allowed to have a dialogue with it, to interrogate it, comment on it, and have the space to create their own art or institution or group to stand beside it. (If you think The Vagina Monologues is terrible, write as many op-eds saying so that you want, but don’t stop its production.) It’s also true that every college can’t serve the needs of every single potential student. Women’s colleges are still allowed to exclude certain applicants based on gender because there’s still a need for their exclusionary existence. Transexclusion and transphobia are serious problems, but they are different from the problems most women in America—who are born women, raised in environments where people recognize only two genders, and are punished for the simple fact of their biology—continue to face. After all, those of us born with a vagina and uterus are the only ones who can be forced to carry a pregnancy to term by the anti-abortion laws sweeping the nation.
"Women are now asked to live by second-wave feminist principles, until, boom, they’re informed that they need a man no less than women ever did," writes Phoebe Maltz Bovy in the Atlantic.
Meanwhile, straight men are not judged in the same way: Marry young and you’re obviously more responsible than your peers; reach your 35th birthday unmarried and that’s no problem, you’ve still got all the time in the world. While there are good reasons to urge women not to marry too young ("the stability of marriage in upper-middle-class circles likely owes something to premarital trips around the block," Bovy writes)
the proportion of Japanese high school students graduating with near-sightedness is less than 20%, whereas the rate of near-sightedness for Chinese highh school graduates is over 80%
“Also discovered were what’s left of two devices, known as pump clysters, intended for sending fluid into one’s rectum. Researchers plan further investigation to figure out just why the crew needed them.”
This is hilarious. Items found on Blackbeard’s ship. They can’t IMAGINE why a bunch of men at sea together for months at a time would need enemas. No clue whatsoever. Nope, not at all.
“[His] is the voice of the Enlightenment, of Voltaire. We can and will protect this country against these jihadist thugs,” wrote London’s mayor in Monday’s Telegraph.