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My (Not So) Tough Political Talk

I sat in my aunt’s house after Thanksgiving dinner, hanging out with my family. My uncle had made his way out of his study to watch the news and it was only a matter of moments before the focus was brought to President-elect Trump.

I sat in my aunt’s house after Thanksgiving dinner, hanging out with my family. My uncle had made his way out of his study to watch the news and it was only a matter of moments before ...

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Only children, and our families’ choices

After so many years of making small talk with strangers, I can subconsciously rattle off those introductory and intrusive getting-to-know-you questions, mostly about how to pronounce my name and “where I’m really from.” But eventually, the stranger will ask if I have siblings and I’ll respond: “No, I’m actually an only child.”’

After so many years of making small talk with strangers, I can subconsciously rattle off those introductory and intrusive getting-to-know-you questions, mostly about how to pronounce my name and “where I’m really from.” But eventually, the stranger ...

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Most young people in the US want to equally share work and family responsibilities

According to a new study, to be published in the American Sociological Review, the majority of young people in the US would ideally like to be in an egalitarian relationship in which both partners equally split work and family responsibilities. 

According to a new study, to be published in the American Sociological Review, the majority of young people in the US would ideally like to be in an egalitarian relationship in which both partners equally split ...

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Parents place “retraction” to birth announcement to show support for trans son

In a sweet and hilarious show of support for their son’s transition, parents in Queensland, Australia made a correction to the birth announcement they placed in the newspaper 19 years ago. 

In a sweet and hilarious show of support for their son’s transition, parents in Queensland, Australia made a correction to the birth announcement they placed in the newspaper 19 years ago. 

Chart of the Day: Women write about family and gender, men cover literally everything else

When we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around the full range of important issue areas of the day, or are they still siloed into certain traditionally feminine spheres? Welp, take a look at today’s depressing chart brought to you by Foreign Policy using data from The Op-Ed Project:

When we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around ...

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