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How a radically feminist idea ended up as an empty slogan on T-shirts

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My writing about race and gender has made me a target for desperate white men who don’t want to change

Illustration: Alicia Tatone

The officer could have learned that deadly force was seldom necessary. Instead, he regretted his choice.

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A West Village story of social distancing and blossoming romance

Photo: Bill Hayes

A six-year-old girl declaring her hatred of pink has basically internalized sexism

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Pregnant women feel empowered to ask for things they’d never dared — but they’re also told what to do more than ever

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Wiping out student debt would help level the playing field for women, both in the workforce and at home

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The thinking goes that any number of abandoned industrial spaces could be used to round up civilians at a moment’s notice

An abandoned structure at the Heart Mountain Japanese internment camp in Cody, WY. Photo: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Before Guy Fieri started saving restaurants hit by the pandemic, he saved a Syrian restaurant on the brink of collapse

Guy Fieri holding and pointing to a small plaque that says “Flavortown”.
Guy Fieri holding and pointing to a small plaque that says “Flavortown”.
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And other voting traps to watch out for

Waiting in line outside the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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