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Gay rights in China: What it was like growing up gay in China
Quartz
September 19, 2016

“What’s like growing up in China being gay?” This is often the first serious question I get when someone I've just met discovers I’m gay and grew up in mainland China. I understand their curiosity—the concept can seem almost oxymoronic.

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Chelsea Manning Will Finally Receive Gender Transition Surgery, Ends Her Hunger Strike
jezebel.com
September 14, 2016

Chelsea Manning will finally receive the proper treatment for her gender dysphoria and will begin the process for an eventual gender transition surgery.

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Here's How Obama's Female Staffers Made Their Voices Heard
nymag.com
September 14, 2016

Susan Rice, who’s currently the national security adviser, said she (and other women) had to shoulder their way into important conversations: “It’s not pleasant to have to appeal to a man to say, ‘Include me in that meeting.’”

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Body Double Conspiracy Theory
washingtonpost.com
September 13, 2016

The well-documented Clinton collapse at the 9/11 memorial was spawning new theories, without regard to the defunct ones.

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Russian Hackers Leak Health Data of Biles, Williams Sisters
Bloomberg
September 13, 2016

Hackers have published confidential medical data belonging to a handful of high-profile American athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.

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'Love is always complicated': Elizabeth Gilbert and the rise of later-in-life lesbians
Guardian News & Media
September 10, 2016

It is a sentiment that her fans have embraced in the hours following her revelation that she has ended her marriage to her husband after falling in love and beginning a same-sex relationship with her best friend.

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Random Man Mansplains Space to Actual NASA Astronaut
nymag.com
September 10, 2016

So fun being a woman online. If I had a dollar for every time a man tweeted at me to explain my own joke back to me, I’d be so rich that I would never have to use Twitter again.

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Beware the Bonds of Female Bonobos
NYtimes.com
September 10, 2016

Adult females responded to a broad range of male provocations — unwanted sexual overtures, food disputes, pushing, kicking, vocal threats, persistent pestiness — by forming coalitions of two or more females, who would then jointly take on their male tormentors.

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NBC Execs Also Think Matt Lauer Was a Disaster
jezebel.com
September 9, 2016

Matt Lauer’s moderation of NBC’s “Commander in Chief Forum,” was by and large disappointing to viewers who hoped to see him push back on Trump. Inside the network, executives tell CNN anonymously they also think Lauer was extremely bad.

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UNPOPULAR OPINION: I’m A Sex-Negative Feminist
xojane
September 7, 2016

Sex-negativity makes a lot of feminists uncomfortable, but I frankly couldn't give less of a damn if my politics hurt your feelings.

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