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Why Funeral Selfies Must Die

It’s a common complaint of modern life that people are so busy photographing or otherwise documenting their lives online that they forget how to behave in the real world. But when it comes to death, we need to talk. It’s astonishing that anyone needs reminding of this, but this is the world we live in: … Continued

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Why are Kindergarteners Having ‘Gender Reveal’ Parties in School?

Homeschooling in America is growing by leaps and bounds and it isn’t difficult to understand why. In many traditional schools, parents are being treated as bystanders in the education of their own children, and the perception of what is considered acceptable and unacceptable for the classroom is topsy-turvy. In California, the Rocklin Charter School was … Continued

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Kids Are Back to School. Why Don’t More of Them Have a Choice About Where They Go?

Someone is always complaining about schools—the media is full of stories about problems with the curriculum, safety, the mountains of homework, the one-size-fits-all approach to education. Still, those same critics often advocate for a one-size-fits all fix. Instead, educational opportunities should be as varied as the children who need them. This doesn’t just benefit kids; … Continued

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A Dating App for Verified Twitter Users – What Could Go Wrong?

Private. Safe. Exclusive. That’s how tech company Loveflutter is selling their Blue app, which they describe as, “A premium version of Loveflutter exclusive to Twitter’s blue tick verified community. Swipe discreetly and know who you’re matching with is interesting and real.” The blue tick refers to the blue checkmark (or tick) that appears on the … Continued

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What American Feminists Could Learn from the UK’s Misguided Effort to Stop ‘Gender Stereotyping’ in Advertising

Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini once said, “Censorship is advertising paid by the government.” In an ironic twist, one government has now taken to censoring—you guessed it—actual advertising. I’m not talking about requiring ads to meet basic standards for decency by not showing lewd images or crude language, but demanding that they conform to current sensibilities … Continued

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Strippers, Drag Queens, Sex Ed: Just Your Average Day at the Public Library

There is some weird stuff going on in the most unlikely of places—public libraries. I wrote previously about the trend of drag queens hosting children’s story hour in libraries, and that trend hasn’t slowed down. Meanwhile, in Lexington Park, Maryland, a former pole dancer taught a “sex workshop” for teens that parents were strictly forbidden … Continued

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