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I Read The News For The Sex

No, not the celebrity sex (I couldn’t care less about who’s shagging who in Hollywood). And no, not for the graphic descriptions of leaked sex footage or sexting or scandals. I read the news to understand what is happening with the treatment of sexual minorities; the rights of women; how sexual assault is being defined in various places; how gender roles are being represented and perceived; and more. To tell the truth, I find reading the news so depressing that I can hardly make myself do it at all. I was a sensitive, bookish child, so reading about atrocity after atrocity, unfairness after unfairness, quickly turned me off the whole enterprise of keeping up with current events. Continue Reading →